No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. —Winston Churchill The appointment of magistrates by lot is thought to be…
The purpose of this document is simple - to compile typical criticisms against sortition. Competence Average people are dumb and uninformed. Ordinary…
As a proponent of democratic lotteries I am quite interested in how to promote and market ideas, which is why I read Jonah Berger’s Contagious: Why…
In October 2021, 962 Americans deliberated online about climate change and energy in the American in One Room deliberative poll. The results are…
Sortition is a strange but simple kind of democracy. In sortition, a legislative body is constructed by randomly selecting people to hold office. The…
There is a new democratic method that is shown to: Make people better informed. Reduce political polarization and create democratic consensus. Resolve…
George Carlin once said, “Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that”. And it’s true. You, yes our…
Every election cycle we vote, and then we hate our government and our politicians - corrupt, self serving, concerned more with appearances rather than…
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Democracy by Lottery