Real Lavergne has been head of Fair Vote Canada and Alexandre MacIsaac worked on elections for the government before becoming CEO of the World Federalist Movement of Canada. We discuss whether voters are astute enough to make good judgments — and if at all, under what circumstances. Clearly, deliberation is a big part of effectiveness, and Real favors the use of many such groups, chosen by lottery to be representative of the general voting population. Such groups can generally reach better decisions than experts and politicians — a fact that is called “the wisdom of the crowds.” For the video, audio podcast, transcript, or public comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/episode-435-elections-and-citizens-assemblies/. The please add your own thoughts to the public comments column.
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