Citizens’ assemblies chosen by sortition, completely match James Surowiecki’s criteria for good large group decision-making. They focus on legislation, rather than re-election.
A look back at an original post, in which BANR founder Ted Wachtel shared his delight at discovering, in an article, evidence that healthcare professionals are beginning to create a positive new reality in their approach to their work.
by Ted Wachtel Giving people more voice is not just a matter of social justice or political correctness. It’s a good practice because everything works better when you do it. The fundamental premise of the Building A New Reality Foundation (BANR) is that people are happier, more productive and cooperative, and more likely to make positive […]
Political scientist James Fishkin says, “The public is very smart if you give it a chance… If people think their voice actually matters, they’ll do the hard work.” To learn more, watch the video below or read the text version.