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The Origins of Collective Decision Making

Geoffrey Kurtz Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture
It may surprise some to know that the origins of the kind of deliberative, representative, majority-rule democracy that characterizes modern legislatures in societies governed by representative democracy is actually a working class invention. Yet that is the claim, says Geoffrey Kurtz, that Andy Blunden is making in this study about how collective decisions are made.

The Wisdom of (Little) Crowds

Carl Zimmer National Geographic
Do people (and animals) make better decisions in groups than on their own? How many people (and what conditions) does it take to make an best decision?
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