This is a thought-provoking piece about our reaction to Hong Kong. I know it is much different than my other content, but it is worth the read.
Here is a great summarizing pull-quote:
“America’s government is demonstrably responsive to the ‘economic elite and organized business interests,’ Gilens and Page found, while ‘the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.’
Read more from Lessig’s We Should be Protesting, Too