Lobbying and political technology; “Special Interest 3.0”

Robert Wright describes a “balkanized media landscape and activist group that springs from it” in this Times piece today.

If we lengthened legislative terms and then capped the number of terms, more people in Congress could spend more time worrying about something other than getting re-elected next year, and this could leave them productively indifferent to the most recently manufactured views of their constituents. But the question may be moot, since a thoroughgoing fix would require reform on a scale that is rendered unlikely by the very forces that created the problem.

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