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Unbreaking America: Solving the Corruption Crisis

Unbreaking America: Solving the Corruption Crisis

(12:36) Will you cross the line? Jennifer Lawrence on how to rid America of corruption. represent.us

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Guest: PeterKatz (14 days ago)

Looks like you have a plan. Good luck making it work!!

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Looks like you have a plan. Good luck making it work!!

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Guest: WillRuleforMoney (13 days ago)

Could we simply bribe our leaders to represent us?  Suppose, for example, we preferred they not support the slaughter of peasants in Anystan.  They would tell a discrete intermediary how much the arms industry is paying them.  We would Crowdfund a bribe sufficient to top that and buy their vote.  I'm not sure how we might avoid a bidding war, fanaticism, blackmail or the peer pressure other leaders might bring to bear on them. ("If we cool legislators can't count on your vote, the press might just hear about that little incident we recorded...") but a few more bucks might do the trick.  Perhaps we could also directly bribe the billionaires causing problems to not ruin the world!

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Could we simply bribe our leaders to represent us?  Suppose, for example, we preferred they not support the slaughter of peasants in Anystan.  They would tell a discrete intermediary how much the arms industry is paying them.  We would Crowdfund a bribe sufficient to top that and buy their vote.  I'm not sure how we might avoid a bidding war, fanaticism, blackmail or the peer pressure other leaders might bring to bear on them. ("If we cool legislators can't count on your vote, the press might just hear about that little incident we recorded...") but a few more bucks might do the trick.  Perhaps we could also directly bribe the billionaires causing problems to not ruin the world!

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In the US, bribing the political leaders is already an almost everyday event. It's done by the big corporations and super wealthy who don't give a solitary shit about anyone else as long as they get their own way with stuff like tax breaks to make they even wealthier.   Nice idea, but can't work because the politicians are already bought and paid for.

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In the US, bribing the political leaders is already an almost everyday event. It's done by the big corporations and super wealthy who don't give a solitary shit about anyone else as long as they get their own way with stuff like tax breaks to make they even wealthier.   Nice idea, but can't work because the politicians are already bought and paid for.

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A grand idea which I hope will work. If it does, we shall all hear the screams of anguish coming from the big businesses and ultra wealthy as they collectively crap their slacks.

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A grand idea which I hope will work. If it does, we shall all hear the screams of anguish coming from the big businesses and ultra wealthy as they collectively crap their slacks.

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