Month: August 2013

This is democracy

500 BCE, Athens This is democracy. Each year, 500 names are randomly drawn afresh from the pool of eligible voters. These 500 citizens will serve the next year as the legislators for the city. All citizens of Athens are required… Read More ›

And The Winner Is …

This is emphatically not an election campaign about policy.  Labor’s are mostly already in place and the Coalition doesn’t have any “big ticket” policies that aren’t frankly a total joke, or are heartily rejected by conservative commentators and party members… Read More ›