FARNUM BROWN: What the Beastie Boys Want from AT&T
Over stiff drinks, Farnum Brown, AT&T shareholder and investment manager for the Beastie Boys, breaks down for John Wooley how and why our Internet pipes should be considered a communication service rather than an information service, and why that matters.
View the General Secretary of the International Burmese Monks Organization's video appeal to Avaaz members for help recovering from a devastating cyclone. Within one week, Avaaz raised over $2 million dollars, saving thousands of lives.
Watch Professor Lawrence Lessig's TED talk on the problem of money in politics.
"There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That's the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the funding process weakens the Republic in the most fundamental way, and issues a rallying bipartisan cry that will resonate with many in the U.S. and beyond." --TED