How Selecting Voters Randomly Can Lead to Better Elections

How Selecting Voters Randomly Can Lead to Better Elections

December 6, 2012 10:00 am 0 comments

Joshua Davis wrote for Wired:

Roughly 2,500 years ago, the citizens of Athens developed a concept of democracy that’s still hailed by the modern world. It was not, however, a democracy in which every citizen had a vote. Aristotle argued that such a practice would lead to an oligarchy, where powerful individuals would unduly influence the masses. Instead the Athenians relied on a simple machine to randomly select citizens for office. It’s an idea whose time has come again.

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