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Podcast: Isegoria: The Way Citizens’ Juries Deliver It, How Elections Destroy It (Nicholas Gruen: CEO of Lateral Economics)

Hi and welcome to the Designing Open Democracy Podcast. We are an Australian based forum keeping track of democracy innovations in Australia and around the world.

For this episode recorded on the 3rd of March 2020, I visited a prominent Australian economist named Nicholas Gruen, CEO of Lateral Economics.

As frequent commentator on economic reform as well as innovation, he will be joining us for this episode to explore the concept of Citizens' Juries and how it could be implemented in Australia and other countries.

Here is some links and concepts referenced in this talk:

  • Considered Opinion Of The People

  • Citizens' Juries Wikipedia Page:

  • For this quote in this talk: "How we build online tools that amp down the aggro and qualify good contribution" it is in reference to this article "The middleware of democracy. Or from knowledge to wisdom: or at least knowledge 2.0" that was posted on July 30, 2014 by Nicholas Gruen found from this link

  • Gruen: detox democracy through representation by random selection:

  • Nicholas Gruen Organisation Lateral Economics:

  • Nicholas Gruen's Wikipedia Page:

  • Isegoria - (Noun) Equality of all in freedom of speech:

  • To reach out to Nicholas Gruen his email is:

Other Organisations Referenced In This Talk:

  • Flux Party
  • MiVote
  • Proportional Representation Society of Australia