- “On the Citizen House: A Disquisitional Fiction” by David Grant
- Irish Constitutional Convention was selected via sortition
- Sortition to choose citizen jury to blacklist corrupt politicians in South Korea elections
- “J’ai pas voté” (I didn’t vote) – 46 minute video
- Sortition insured fair jury for indictment of Texas governor
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Abolition of slavery was once unthinkable. Nonviolent methods are now proven effective. A statistically-representative legislature is not impossible. War can be made unthinkable. This version has no introduction.
Abolition of slavery was once unthinkable. Nonviolent methods are now proven effective. A statistically-representative legislature is not impossible. War can be made unthinkable. This version includes a three-minute introduction.
The “Looking at Democracy” contest chose its winners last week. You can view them by clicking here. Unfortunately none of my three video entries promoting sortition (http://bit.ly/12cm9KW, http://bit.ly/107tsEP, http://bit.ly/10kD782) were chosen. It seems the judges steered away from any proposals for fundamental or structural … Continue reading
Please vote for one of my entries to the Looking at Democracy contest Click to see: Towards a Two-Legged Democracy Making Democracy Real – The argument for legislative juries Making Democracy Reality Each is near the 3-minute maximum allowed by … Continue reading
I am trying to raise $1,000 (by 28 April) to make a short video to enter MacArthur Foundation”s ” Looking At Democracy” contest. Please CONTRIBUTE AT: http://tilt.tc/52vH Thank you.
Sometimes it takes a little chutzpah to move things along. I am auctioning on Ebay my hand-annotated edited print-out of The Common Lot Fights for Random. short URL is http://alturl.com/ysegi
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 … Continue reading