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A Talk With Lawrence Lessig

Publication Date: 
January 11, 2009
The Boston Globe
Samuel P. Jacobs

Professor Lawrence Lessig discusses corruption in an interview with Ideas of The Boston Globe. The following is a quote from Lessig from the interview:

What we need to do is to recognize the bad guys in all of us. All of us who don't take small steps that actually would have a significant chance to eliminate problems. In the academic context, when you don't raise a question about colleagues who are accepting money to do policy research, making policy recommendations that are directly connected to the money that they are receiving, what you are doing is nothing evil in the Hitler sense. You are just being weak. You're not asserting an ethical position that, if asserted, might actually help keep the integrity of the institution.