A search is on for the right metaphor. What is the new role for government — a platform? a vending machine, into which we put money to extract services? a facilitator? And what, indeed, is the new role for us — the ones we’ve been waiting for?
That is the closing para of an intriguing discussion of the role of government now that the transaction costs of communicating/organizing and voting have been reduced.
The author has written in the context of more or less effective government and widespread Internet access. Is the argument different when those conditions do not hold?