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It's not that money is evil, but a simple recognition that money poisons trust, Lessig said. "To restore trust is to remove the dependency that erodes trust in these institutions." The Stanford Law School professor said he believes that today's politicians have more integrity than their predecessors, but that the public's opinion of them is colored by the fact that they receive money from lobbyists and special interest groups. An expert on cyber law and founder of Stanford's Center for Internet and Society, Lessig has turned his attention toward reforming campaign finance.
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