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John D

Professor Lessig is upset that Obama has not "delivered on his promise to curb money in politics." As Captain Renault said in Casablanca: "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!"

The major obstacle to public funding is in how you limit the wackos from trying to run and get public funding. Raising money has the benefit that people don't give money to people with no chance of winning. The trick in making public funding work is in winnowing down the list of candidates fairly.

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