Economist Article on Wiki Legislation

I’m quoted in the Economist today:

Government by (all) the people

[...]

Successful examples of legislation by the masses are rare. Most people don’t know how to write laws. Tim Bonnemann, the founder of Intellitics, an American firm specialising in public-participation tools, says a better method is to canvas views widely but use a small team to write a draft. The hard part is not the technology (a simple online discussion forum is adequate) but creating a fair and transparent process that assures people their voices have been heard.

For a more detailed take, check out our three-post series from March of this year:

If you speak Russian and find the time to review the Wikivote.ru site, please share your thoughts in the comments. Thanks!

Original post

Leave a Comment

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply