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When will we finally have a world government?

Political scientists and science fiction writers alike have long been taken with the idea that humans would one day form a global government. Yet few of us take this prospect very seriously, often dismissing it as an outright impossibility or very far off in the future. Given the rapid pace of globalization, however,… » 12/19/12 12:00pm 12/19/12 12:00pm

Would democracies work better if politicians were selected at random?

Democracies are built are the idea of citizens selecting their representatives in government, but what if we chose some of our politicians at random? We'd certainly cut down on those obnoxious political ads and robo-calls, and, according to a new study, our governments might actually run more efficiently. » 4/21/12 8:00am 4/21/12 8:00am