August 20, 2004
"The Wisdom of Crowds" -- and of citizens
For a fun and accessible late-summer read, check out James Surowiecki's new book The Wisdom of Crowds. It begins with a story about guessing the right weight of an ox at a country fair in England in 1902, and ends with a compelling case for citizenship, reinventing democracy and the need for better public decision-making.
It presents some challenges to a group like the League, and many more opportunities.
...and thanks to David Strom for giving me a copy of the book.
Posted by Sean Kershaw at August 20, 2004 05:41 AM
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