Monday, January 17, 2011

On Electing Effective Governments

Preston L. Bannister { random memes } | A personal viewpoint about software, the web, and anything else of note.:
"Use local elections to select above-average representatives. Randomly assign representatives to roles in city, county, state, and national government. Candidate representatives would not know ahead of time to which role they would be assigned. I suspect the optimal number is one representative for every 1,000 to 5,000 citizens. (Small numbers of citizens per representative would mean some elected representatives would not be assigned roles.)"
I think this is completely unworkable as posited but there might be a germ of an idea here.

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