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Welles
12-10-2016, 04:54 PM
"Birgitta Jonsdottir is leader of Iceland’s Pirate Party, which has just been asked to form a government. BBC Future Now met her to see what the activist-turned-politician has planned...

The party has created a mechanism that lets citizens introduce their own policies to be voted on, as long as they arrange at least one meeting to discuss it. It has also produced a new draft constitution for Iceland incorporating ideas crowdsourced from the population. “To be the robin hood of power, we take the power from the powerful and give it to the people,” she says."

This is more than a harbinger of change. This is change. Let's see what happens.

The First Pirate Politician in Power — by Chris Baraniuk

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161207-the-first-pirate-politician-in-power

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