[FoRK] occupy - deliberative democracy

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Wed Aug 15 08:30:59 PDT 2012

I still like the idea of getting rid of capitol hill altogether and make 
each and every representative stay in their district and use electronic 
voting and collaboration tools--all captured and publicly available for 
review.  That would definitely break the lobbyists and beltway bandits 
which currently are geo-located.


On 8/15/2012 8:10 AM, Damien Morton wrote:
> Well, the proposed system, demarchy, removes money and influence from
> the loop, by random selection and possibly, secret votes. Before
> selection, you don't know who to try and corrupt, and after selection,
> you cant be sure you have been successful. Actually thats not entirely
> true - you could try to corrupt an entire deliberative body, but the
> chance of being caught would be pretty damned high.
> And, the point of increasing the visibility of those who have served
> in a demarchy, isnt for them to garner respect, but to ensure that
> everyone feels that they could be selected - that a demarchy isn't
> some remote statistical process that almost no-one participates in.
> Its the governance corollary of the principle that "Not only must
> Justice be done; it must also be seen to be done."
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