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Pia Mancini: How to Upgrade Democracy for the Internet Era

Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say.

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  1. My biggest beef with this idea is that some people simply shouldn’t have a say in some decisions due of their ignorance on the topic. I’d only want economists to partake in a decision when the topic concerns the economy, for example.

    1. I suppose a test could assess someone’s knowledge on the topic. If the person scores well enough, he/she would then be allowed to partake in the decision.

  2. I like the test idea, but then who decides the test content, who grades the test, etc. The governing body is always the problem: power & wealth. Perhaps this idea could work, if the governers were willing to abdicate their power back to the people, and in doing so, actually represent them.

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