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Why Elections are the Problem and How to Make Democracy Real

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

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One of the impe…

One of the impediments to instituting sortitional selection is, I believe, the *dispassionate* nature of the proposal. ┬áIt is such a rational and egalitarian idea that I don’t see it igniting the fire of emotional conviction that seems to accompany … Continue reading

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