Lessig: What Hong Kong protests should teach U.S.

Posted: November 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

Global Public Square

Fareed speaks with Lawrence Lessig, a professor at Harvard Law School and director of its Safra Center for Ethics, about what the U.S. Should learn from the Hong Kong protests. Watch the full interview on GPS this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN.

Over a month ago, protests began in Hong Kong. The so-called umbrella movement was started because the citizens wanted to be able to pick their own candidates for the city’s leader or chief executive, rather than have the candidates pre-selected for them. My next guest, Larry Lessig, says that voters in the United States, who go to the polls on Tuesday, should take a page from these Hong Kong protesters.

So why do you make this comparison to Hong Kong?

Well look at what’s going on in Hong Kong. They want to have a two stage election. And in the first stage, a small…

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