Life's Better Ideas

Occasional links to, and comments on, ideas that I think will make this a better world, and remarks about things that need fixing, too.

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Dumb Idea

From the June 5th issue of US News and World Report, page 17, comes a really dumb idea:
Voting has been seen as a civic duty in the American democratic system, but never mind that. Mark Osterloh, a Tucson political activist, thinks he has a better idea: a lotterylike system that would increase voter turnout by paying one lucky veter $1 million after each election.

Great. Now we'll have millions more ignorant voters making decisions for the rest of us.


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