Category Archives: corruption

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: The essay begins with a short review of how and why elections inherently produce legislatures which … Continue reading

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Right-wing conservative proposal to use sortition

Coming from the right-wing in Texas, interesting to see they suggest using sortition to select a ‘super grand jury’ for the sake of, possibly, resisting federal enforcement of what any citizen might want to declare as unconstitutional. In the … Continue reading

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One of the concerns expressed about a legislature that is “BY” the people is that ‘the people’ would easily be corrupted and bribed. I don’t think the statistics have changed that much since this 2007 article. Using sortition to … Continue reading

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