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28 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 January 2009 08:35PM

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Comment author: Edward 13 January 2009 03:27:18AM 27 points [-]

Governmental Weirdtopia: Double-blind democracy. Yearly presidents are chosen at random. (couldn't be worse than our current system) The catch is that the person chosen to be the leader has absolutely no idea that they are the leader. They are followed around and monitored, and anything uttered resembling a decree is put into action if it doesn't violate the constitution. The decrees are only put into place after their term expires so they don't catch on. Quick decision-making such as treaties are wars are left up to a streamlined unicameral legislative body.

Comment author: DanielLC 23 July 2012 06:15:20PM 6 points [-]

I think that would more accurately be called a double-blind republic. There is no voting, so it can hardly be described as a democracy.