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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
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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Tagged democracy, Government BY the people, legislature, oligarchy, proportional representation, random selection, sortition, The Common Lot
For those of you who use Wikipedia, notice that ‘Wikimania’ will be in Washington 12-15 July. I have just proposed a presentation: “Why Elections Are the Problem and How To Make Democracy Real”. IF YOU ARE GOING or KNOW ANYONE … Continue reading
You can find lots of FAQs about sortitional selection on the Common Lot website. Here’s one you’ll find this most recent entry (below) at http://thecommonlot.com/node/56 Question: What is the statistical probability that sortition (random selection) will result in an accurate … Continue reading