The United States: Another Minoritarian Nation
Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig powerfully makes the case that the United States is becoming a minoritarian nation. He argues that in order for the United States to truly be a majoritarian democracy, there are several legislative changes which need to take place. Only these changes will allow American society to flourish. After transforming intellectual-property law with his Creative Commons innovation, he has devoted his career to finding solutions to the US’ broken political system. Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, a prominent author and an influential TED speaker. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.