Re: [OT] Slashdot and media accuracy
John Hasler <email@example.com> 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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org