From Lessig's blog:
We've all been whining about the "corruption" of government forever. We all should be whining about the corruption of professions too. But rather than whining, I want to work on this problem that I've come to believe is the most important problem in making government work.
Lessig's work on free culture has been profound. (This remix of a 2002 presentation is amazing.)
Here's hoping he'll have a more profound impact on the culture of corruption.