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Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century

Jeffrey Sachs mentioned this new book Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century in his twitter feed. I went to check out and came across this review and found this in it:

Chapter 5, “Intelligent Governance,” is naturally central to the book,and the central paragraph may be this one: “In practice this means that decision-making power must be decentralized as much as possible to communities of active citizens in the domains of their competence. In short, it must devolve and involve beyond the old systems of a mass public choosing distant rulers in periodic one-person-one-vote elections where their voice doesn’t matter. An `intelligent electorate’ is part and parcel of a knowledgeable democracy.”

This exactly describes the kind of social-dynamics I can see unfold and have tried to describe in the “social economics” of Oameni.