The advantages of legislature by lottery

It is strange that democracy has become synonymous with voting, because for most of human history it was synonymous with lotteries. Lotteries hold so much potential for reinventing politics because they allow us to form legislatures that are mini versions of the broader population. Legislatures filled with everyday citizens that look like us, live like us, and share our concerns…

Why traditional elections will never work

Our elections are largely to blame for our deepening political crisis. Some are proposing reforms, but there are serious problems that traditional elections suffer from and create by design. There are many important features of traditional electoral politics that undermine good, democratic government and are almost impossible to fix…