Is Crowdsourcing the Future for Legislation?

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Remember dancing the Macarena? How about collecting Beanie Babies? If you were alive in the 1990s, some of you are guilty of following those pop culture trends. In most circles, they faded from popularity fairly quickly. But one recent government trend could be here to stay – using online crowdsourcing as a means to create and edit proposed laws.
While drafting legislation is traditionally the job of elected officials, an increasing number of lawmakers are using digital platforms such as Wikispaces and GitHub to give constituents a bigger hand in molding ...

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