[ExI] More on sortition

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 26 21:49:56 UTC 2009

"Rather than elections, random selection or lot-drawing of the sort used to form juries was the main mechanism for picking civic leaders in ancient Athens, the Republic of Venice and elsewhere in history. Although seldom used today, various lot-drawing schemes (a.k.a. “sortition”) could potentially solve the problems that concern advocates of term limits and campaign finance reform."

>From "Let’s Toss for It: A Surprising Curb on Political Greed" By Sigmund Knag at:


It's a PDF you can download and read if interested.  Again, not a cure-all -- just a suggestion.




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