THINKING THURSDAY: A New Way to Do Democracy: Zac Gandara

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Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

On this weeks Monday Meltdown, we discussed our ambivalence toward voting and democracy. Today we’re gonna address what we could possibly do about this. Can we do democracy differently? We all know it's flawed, but can we critically think our way to creating something better?

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If you think democracy is broken, here's an idea: let's replace politicians with randomly selected people. Author and activist Brett Hennig presents a compelling case for sortition democracy, or random selection of government officials -- a system with roots in ancient Athens that taps into the wisdom of the crowd and entrusts ordinary people with making balanced decisions for the greater good of everyone. Sound crazy? Learn more about how it could work to create a world free of partisan politics.

HACKING THE LAW : TED Radio Hour Podcast

BRETT HENNIG : What is we replaced politicians with randomly selected people?



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THE PRODUCERS OF THIS EPISODE ARE...

Brendan Gladney, Stacy Osiowy, Christian Grindstaff, Larry Overstreet, Heather Washburn, Alan Lamon, Michael Schmitt, Grace Kwon, Allen Mattox, Roberta Ballard-Myer, Alyssa Milan, Luis Castro Jr, T.O. Knowles, Jonathan Bowles, Thiago Bodini, Travis Turner, Samantha Davis, Mary Ratti, Justin Beal, Matt Proudfoot, Alf Herigstad, Kaeleb Reyes, Mekenna Rose, Rachael Wold, Morgan Weisz, Sarah Matthews, Jay Middleton, Diana Brown, John Stuart, Mandy Logan, Susan Ardrey, Blake Willis, Susan Lepin, David MacPhail, Tiffiny Kosloy, Hannah Wilson, Jessica Beal, Joshua Simpson, Harmony Nicole, Melissa Nikolov, and Anonymous Couple.

THANK YOU, PRODUCERS!

Zac Gandara

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