Please include a summary of the discussion, any recommendations or requests that the group had, and any resources the group noted regarding the topic.
You can express any public debate with a yes/no question:
Example: Is Capital Punishment justified?
- Capital punishment has a deterrent effect on crime.
Deterrence - con
- Criminals are less detered by the obscure threat of death than by other penalties
Debatepedia wants to have a place where people can create arguments.
Refactoring is the process of a third party coming into a page where there is no agreement and condensing it down to a nutshell in order to clarify the positions of the party and ease of understanding.
Threshhold of participation in a debate should not be too low, having barriers to entry is not necessarily a bad thing.
We have a very good chance to impact how we do public policy.
Expert research, expert driven, those choices are made available to the public.
The actual policy decisions may or may not be transparent, but the development affords ample opportunities for the public to be engaged.
Problems: engagement now happening using Multiple Media. Decision making becomes a problem because of the different manners of engaging the public provides different opinions.
Most of the issues we wish to address are problems with several sources with several solutions, poverty, climate change. These kinds of probelms are best addressed by many people doing many things.
The drive surrounding this is around transparency in decision making.
lots of time
Discussion about instant run-off voting
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