An Economist Writes about Sortition

I just learned about this book–

Has anyone read it? It sounds like it devotes quality time to a lot of ideas besides sortition, including some of the favorite pet projects of public choice theorists.

One Response

  1. I haven’t read the book, but am familiar with it, as Nicolaus Tideman discusses it in his recent book _Collective Decisions and Voting: The Potential for Public Choice_. The Thompson insurance method Bailey incorporates into his model constitution has always seemed more of an intellectual thought experiment than real to me. Also the self-interest utility-maximization market nature of the proposal runs contrary to the civic pursuit of common good that deliberative strong democracy through sortition enables.


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