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(though not Finland), citizens are required to serve jury duty in lower courts. I have a suggestion: that politicians be required to serve citizen duty. They would be required, for each four years of elected status, to live for 2 months in an 'ordinary' life, as decided by the citizens. They would be assigned a job in a factory or office, be paid the going wage, and have no access to their family home, their bank accounts, their cars etc etc for the period.

Totally stupid and impossible, I know. But imagine the informed decision-making that would result. ;-)

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by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Jun 29th, 2008 at 06:13:35 AM EST

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