I hope you will purchase my just-published essay “Why Elections are the Problem and How to Make Democracy Real”. Or cut & paste: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0081H7JVC
The essay begins with a short review of how and why elections inherently produce legislatures which are not representative of the citizenry. We then look at the way democracy was practiced originally in ancient Greece and what influence that had on the development of today’s hybrid — ‘representative democracy.’
It turns out that we are limping along on only one leg of a true democracy — the electoral one. We have relegated the other leg — sortition, random selection — only to call citizens to jury duty. The essay ends by presenting a contemporary option and providing existing examples of ‘how to make democracy real’.
To learn more and to purchase the essay, click on the title above or click here.
Journeying towards democracy,