Ober on the Ancient Greek Economy

A good episode of the great EconTalk podcast. The most interesting part of the discussion is when the host, Russ Roberts, asks for a description of how Athenian democracy works, suggesting that it isn’t much like modern democracy. What Josiah Ober describes is centred around Sortition which sounds a lot more accountable, participatory and functional than governance in modern democratic states.

Link: Ober on the Ancient Greek Economy