1 vote
Aug 6, 2015

One of the principles discussed by the founding fathers was that politicians have enough personal wealth and educational wherewithal to avoid

  1. being bribed easily
  2. being economically threatened / intimidated, after political service
  3. being manipulated with assaults of advocacy, or just generally not knowing how the big[ger] system works.
People selected at random, though more likely to lack any conflict of interest, are also likely to lack 'comprehensive wherewithal' (as above) to be effective.

it would change the game, but unlikely for the better — and worse it may cultivate a 'diva' behavioral pattern common to sudden wealth / power (lottery winnings, new rich, etc). This diva pattern has been well-shown by And Warhol's "15 minutes of fame" and in parables like The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, etc.

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