To Celebrate Our Independence Day, Let’s Reclaim Our Independence

Date: 4 Jul 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On the day that celebrates our Independence as a nation, I encourage you to consider how we can declare independence as a people from the corruption of our nation, specifically the corruption of a few very powerful people and corporations of our republic.

Larry Lessig offers a perspective below in a popular TED Talk. This is important at the national level. At the community level, you can supercharge your self-determination and local economy by reducing your dependence on distant corporations in favor of supporting local businesses and essential infrastructure that is owned by the community. This is what we focus on every day at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

Another recommendation: the movie Independence Day. I think Bill Pullman would make a great president. Enjoy your holiday.

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Christopher Mitchell is the Director of the Community Broadband Netwroks Initiative with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. He runs as part of ILSR's effort to ensure broadband networks are directly accountable to the communities that depend upon them.