Corrupt and Unequal, Both

11 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2015

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Lawrence Lessig

Harvard Law School; Harvard University - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Date Written: March 30, 2015


The debate about the nature of the corruption of the American democracy presents a false choice. This essay shows the connection between the conception of corruption that properly describes the United States government, and the conception of equality that corruption entails.

Keywords: corruption, democracy, institutional corruption

Suggested Citation

Lessig, Lawrence, Corrupt and Unequal, Both (March 30, 2015). Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:

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