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Make Your Laws: Practical Liquid Democracy

Friday, July 13, 2012: 8:00 pm (Nutt): This talk will include background on the concepts of direct, representative, and liquid democracies; the tradeoffs inherent in different types of government; interesting problems for online voting and policy authorship; examples of similar systems in different countries; discussion of some legal context (e.g. electronic signatures and the democratized use of Super PACs); a practical road map to gaining full control over your legislature; and Q&A. Make Your Laws ( is an open source, nonprofit, practical project that aims to replace all existing legislatures with online liquid democracies. The aim is simple: to let you make your laws.

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