This post is part of "CDT Fellows Focus," a series that presents the views of notable experts on tech policy issues. This week, CDT Fellow Susan Crawford is our guest contributor. Posts featured in "CDT Fellows Focus" don't necessarily reflect the views of CDT; the goal of the series is to present diverse, well-informed views on significant tech policy issues.
CDT spends most of its time on the governance of technology. But it's midsummer and Congress is exhausted by the deficit hoopla. So let's change the menu and take a look at the technology of governance.
The whole point of democratic governance is that it's based on the input of regular people. But over centuries, many of the bureaucracies we have built to provide procedural frameworks for that input have actually become impediments; that's the price we've paid for modern government, in a sense.
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