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Re: [OT] Slashdot and media accuracy

John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.org> writes:

> David Palmer. wrote:
>> Put all politicians on a wage of $500.00/week, and make it a capital
>> offense to take a political bribe, and you would get the ones that want
>> to do the job for the right reasons.
> No.  You'd get the ones that want to do the job for all the worst possible
> reasons.  Under those conditions only fanatics and crackpots would run for
> office.

I agree. I believe that the only way to get more sensible people into
desition-making positions is to make political assignments a duty rather
than a voluntary assignments.

I think that maybe the Athenians got it right when they even used
lottery to decide who would hold certain positions. (A bit like the jury
system in the US, if I am not mistaken.)

Björn Lindström <bkhl@elektrubadur.se

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