S3 Episode 3: Direct Democracy vs Bureaucracy
Are ballot questions really a form of pure direct democracy? Or are they a more complicated process?
Today, we’re unpacking some arguments you don’t hear very much - arguments against the ballot question process itself. In what ways can this process be opaque, too influenced by money, or vulnerable to intervention by state legislators? We’ll also look at a possible solution right here in Massachusetts that could improve the ballot question process for everyone.
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