Saturday, June 25, 2011

Very direct democracy

"The additional transparency added by the Internet is a good thing, limiting insider back scratching and deals done at the expense of constituents. On the other hand, the pressure toward direct democracy, or something very close to it, is likely to build. Is that a good thing? Probably not, unless you think America would do better if it were run more like your condo association." --Glenn Reynolds, An Army of Davids (2006), page 241

That's a less idealistic view of who's likely to show up for meetings.

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