THIS BOOK HAS ARGUED THAT politics can be improved by using information technology to prompt more minds to evaluate the consequences of policy. The book itself has been improved by the many minds that have probed and refined its arguments.

The Searle Center of Northwestern University convened a roundtable in September 2011 to discuss an earlier draft of the book. Participants were Robert Bennett, Tonja Jacobi, Andrew Koppelman, Jim Lindgren, Jide Nzelibe, Max Schanzenbach, and Jim Pfander, all of Northwestern Law School; Jamie Druckman of the Political Science Department at Northwestern University; Brian Fitzpatrick of Vanderbilt Law School; James Grimmelman of New York Law School; Robin Hanson of the Economics Department of George ...

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