Kleroterion Forum

When a lottery is the right way to share, select, decide

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Hello Kleroterians!

Posted by kleroterion on Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Welcome to the Kleroterion Forum. The aim is to keep a rolling discussion going on our strange and wonderful idea—that randomisation is our friend. As a democratic mechanism for sharing scarce goods, deciding who should judge, selecting officials, a lottery can, in the right circumstances, be a rational and just way of settling the issue.

On this Forum we could keep ourselves informed of any new uses for lottery-deciding (and newly discovered old uses too!). Articles from newspapers and academic journals on this topic are popping up regularly. They could be posted onto this forum. Of course many of these articles will be from within our own group.

Once items are posted, they joy of this blog-Forum is that we can add comment. To start with I propose that we keep this posting-power private—only group members can write in. But this should also be our window to the outside world, to sell the idea to a wider audience. We could also hope to pick up more folk interested enough to join us.

I will act as moderator for this Forum on my own, but perhaps I should try to acquire a small team later on.

So how about it? How do we get going, get the blogging (as I believe it is called) underway?

For the moment I leave that to be announced. For now I invite comments on the viability of this Forum, its name, purpose or indeed anything else. (No prizes for guessing I’m a novice in this field, so mea culpa!)

Conall

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4 Responses to “Hello Kleroterians!”

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  2. kleroterion said

    Kleroterion Forum? Mixing Greek and Latin. Wouldn’t Agora Kleroterion be better?

  3. kleroterion said

    Il y a quelqu’uns des nous qui sont francophone. Est un furum en les deux langues francais et anglais possible?

  4. bmsaunders said

    Good to see more online presence!

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