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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #29)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 12:40 PM

31. As I note, we can experiment with different formulations.

We certainly have more than enough people to form a diverse array of models.

It doesn't have to be pure direct democracy in the sense of every function being democratically resolved. Just moving closer toward direct democracy than we are now, via regular assemblies.

And I think that the disconnected, impersonal exercise of voting for distant representatives every few years isn't a good analogy for what kind of interest might come from assemblies. People would be empowered, and be able to see immediate results from their votes.

I agree with technocracy, btw, but there needs to at least be a direct democratic branch of government. Right now the role of the people is extremely deprecated.

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