Keep this handy for when you feel like talking about the election but there’s no news. This recent Wired magazine essay argues that America would be better off if our elections were decided by randomly, demographically representative voter pools. These voters would be given the time and opportunity to actually study the candidates’ positions and the increasingly complex ballot issues confronting harried citizens. Would this really reduce the power of money and emotion in politics? Would it truly provide “better” results? If so, are those results worth a fundamental change in our political system?