Open-sourcing the election

March 20, 2012, 9:00 AM UTC

Harvard professor Larry Lessig made a career of trying to reduce legal restrictions on intellectual property. (Think Napster.) Now he wants to apply open-source tech principles in the grandest way — to this year’s election. His thoughtful new e-book, immodestly titled One Way Forward: The Outsider’s Guide to Fixing the Republic, argues for all kinds of political reform, including an “anti-corruption pledge” for members of Congress and a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. His most radical position: He advocates an “open source” election where you can vote online for an unaligned, third-party presidential candidate.

Subscribe to Well Adjusted, our newsletter full of simple strategies to work smarter and live better, from the Fortune Well team. Sign up today.

Read More

CryptocurrencyLeadershipInvestingClimate ChangeMost Powerful Women