Lottery drawn groups of everyday people have been helping governments tackle difficult policy questions for the decades. The now familiar citizens’ assembly focuses on a single issue. But lottery as a democratic tool has wider application, and can also be employed to constitute standing panels, commissions, and boards. Why might a city want to use lotteries as a tool of municipal governance? Because people trust lotteries as inherently democratic.
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