Monday, 27 April 2015

representative representation

Interesting discussion of why allowing everyone to have a voice doesn't give everyone a voice.
Lazy democracy is like an open comments section – left unmoderated and unguided, the worst people take over 
We should have learned a long, long time ago that “Just let the public give their input” is a lazy, useless and above all dangerous way to make decisions. If you want democracy you have to put effort into designing a process that actually makes sure your voting population matches the relevant population and to keep the process from being captured by bad actors. If that’s too hard for you, then accept that democracy is too hard for you and find some other way to claim legitimacy for the decision you end up making.

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