Look at the manner of election to the US Senate or the voting power of a state’s senator as the problem or
January 8, 2021 § Leave a comment
What the science seems to clearly suggest — and what people like Paul Slovic have observed for decades — is that society’s multiple overlapping crises can’t be solved when governing bodies composed primarily of White men, who are outliers in terms of risk perception, are tasked with making decisions about risks for the entire population. The individuals who hold power over decisions about what’s risky and what’s not should be representative of the community at large, and those individuals should have the agency and authority to be part of the final decision-making.
A legislature that doesn’t resemble the population is unrepresentative . An unrepresentative legislature is illegitimate in a democracy.