Techdirt Podcast Episode 80: Can Direct Democracy Work?

from the good-vote-bad-vote dept

Technology has made "direct democracy" — letting citizens vote on specific, granular issues instead of just electing representatives — more viable than ever, but does that mean it's a good idea? This week, we discuss the ins and outs of direct democracy, including a special addendum on the surprising results of the Brexit referendum.

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    Any Mouse, 5 Jul 2016 @ 2:43pm

    Direct democracy fails due to the tyranny of the masses.

    Our current system is broken due to First Past the Post voting.

    They way to fix things is a truly representative government, which requires a change to the voting method. STV voting is the minimum fairly simple to explain. It focuses on making as many voters happy as possible and is a good topic for one of those famous California propositions.

    CGP Grey recently did several videos on STV elections.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8XOZJkozfI for the first one.

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