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How Selecting Voters Randomly Can Lead to Better Elections


There has been quite some talk about Liquid Democracy as a new, more direct form of democratic engagement. In short: Everyone gets to vote on everything, but has the right to delegate his votes to people he trusts. Here’s a case for a different approach that sounds counter-intuitive at first: If fewer people vote, outcomes will be better. For each ballot, a small subset of all people is allowed to vote, picked by random. Not quite sure what to make of it, but it got me thinking.

Published in Weekly Filet #68