How much power should people have? This is a question I often struggle with, no more so than when an election looms.
If you ask some people, the spirit of democracy rests with the people. Rather than guiding and channeling, our systems should reflect the will of the people.
But, surely, this overlooks the history of the mob. Not to mention that many don’t have the time or inclination to be seize or wield more power.
With the Australian and American elections looming, and the Brexit vote just passed, here’s an interview I did with a couple of direct democracy activists. Actually, they are candidates for Online Direct Democracy, a political party in Australia that seeks to inject a bit more of the people’s will into our current system.