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Your opinion matters!

Posted by iaccforum on November 7, 2008

Just a brief call to our loyal readers to encourage you to add your voice to the debate on corruption. Whenever you see a post on this blog, just click on the highlighted link below it that reads ‘no comments’ or ‘1 comment’ or ’32 comments’ to leave your contribution.

It doesn’t have to be long, or earth-shattering (as long as it’s not offensive or libellous!). We want to know what you think!

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One Response to “Your opinion matters!”

  1. Perhaps we should start asking questions about the big picture…

    Do we need a Referendum For A New Democracy?

    Are you concerned about the future of democracy? Do you feel democracy is under attack by extreme greed in countries around the world? Are you sick and tired of: living in fear, corporate greed, growing police state, government for the rich, working more but having less?

    Can we use both elections and random selection (in the way we select government officials) to rid democracy of undue influence by extreme wealth and wealth-dominated mass media campaigns?

    The world’s first democracy (Athenian democracy, 600 B.C.) used both elections and random selection. Even Aristotle (the co-founder of Western thought) promoted the use random selection as the best way to protect democracy. The idea of randomly selecting (after screening) juries remains from Athenian democracy, but not randomly selecting (after screening) government officials. Why is it used only for individual justice and not also for social justice? Who wins from that? …the extremely wealthy?

    What is the best way to combine elections and random selection to protect democracy in today’s world? Can we use elections as the way to screen candidates, and random selection as the way to do the final selection? Who wins from that? …the people?

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