Replace all politicians with everyday citizens….

Luca Belgiorno-Nettis is the founder and a director of the newDemocracy Foundation argues entertainingly in today’s Financial Review that we should abandon election in favour of selecting parliamentary representatives by lot, as if they were jurors, going back to some of the original tenets of Greek democracy. Imagine how refreshing it would be, he says, to watch a Citizens’ Senate acting out of a genuine desire to develop good policy, rather than playing politics.