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Accelerating Democracy by John O. McGinnis

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CHAPTER FIVE

Distributing Information through Dispersed Media and Campaigns

EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION and prediction markets can generate substantial data about the likely effects of policy. But by themselves they cannot broadly distribute the data to the general public. Moreover, by themselves they cannot create debate about explanations of the relevant facts. Other information technology must be responsible for distributing this information and for creating platforms for debate. Fortunately, new information technology has also created a more dispersed media that has the capacity to bring a sharpened deliberation to the data and set the stage for a more intensive discussion of policy results in political campaigns.

Dispersed and Innovative Media ...

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