[LINK] Direct-Technocratic Party

Steven Clark steven.clark at internode.on.net
Mon Aug 30 22:57:44 AEST 2010

  On 30/08/2010 3:30 PM, David Boxall wrote:
> <http://dtpa.wikispaces.com/>
>> Put very simply, the DTPA would be a political party that features policy determined by a weighted direct democratic system. You vote on the issues you are the most knowledgeable about or which you have some stake in. As an example, consider the proposal of an internet filter. The issue would be reviewed and decided by service providers, network administrators, engineers, computer scientists and anyone that feels strongly enough about the problem to vote on it.
> Not sure about direct democracy. The best will probably be too busy to
> participate, which leaves the rest to make decisions.

this kind of decision-making is also known as anarchy.

there was another group, who did get candidates into the senate race 
this past federal election, that ran on a very similar platform of 
'direct democracy'. no idea how they went in terms of votes.

Steven R Clark, BSc(Hons) LLB/LP(Hons) /Flinders/, MACS, Barrister & 

PhD Scholar
School of Commerce, Division of Business
City West Campus, University of South Australia (UniSA)

Deputy Director, Community Engagement Board (CEB)
Chair, Economic, Legal and Social Issues Committee (ELSIC)
Australian Computer Society (ACS)

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