The Lottocracy: forget voting it's time to start choosing our leaders by lottery
Voting forms the bedrock of a representative democracy. But elections have increasingly shown themselves to be flawed. So why do we and why should we vote? Is it because voting actually makes a difference? Or does voting just serve to legitimise a flawed system that cannot be redeemed? Alexander Guerrero writing in Aeon Magazine examines these issues and wonders whether it’s time to forget voting and start choosing our representatives by lottery.