“If language is incorrect, then what is said does not concord with what was meant; and if what is said does not concord with what is meant, what is to be done cannot be effected….Therefore the gentleman uses only such language as is proper for speech, and only speaks of what it would be proper to carry into effect. The gentleman, in what he says, leaves nothing to mere chance.”
Confucius, Analects 13:3
Lawrence Lessig on fixing America’s broken political system. There is also a companion TEDBook: Lesterland: The Corruption of Congress and How to End It.
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Meanwhile, Marco Arment’s The Magazine has just 25,000 subscribers who pay $1.99 a month, allowing him to pay writers $800 per article.