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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    Anonymous Coward, 5 Jul 2016 @ 3:25pm

    How about in congress?

    I'd be interested in hearing the pros/cons of direct democracy within congress itself? (i.e. if a bill sponsor got enough reps to sign their bill, they could bypass the speaker and committee gatekeepers).

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