Michael Nielsen and Aristotle on sortition vs election

“It is accepted as democratic when public offices are allocated by lot; and as oligarchic when they are filled by election.” - Aristotle

Potentially applicable to future Zcash governance structures.


Some kleroteria system probably wouldn’t be too hard but we’d need a measure of competency and some way to test it. I imagine in ancient Greece that the ‘technical’ bar could not have been set as high as one might imagine it would be here.