In "What is your Dangerous Idea?" Matt Ridley discusses the notion that successful societies rely on personal and economic freedoms for improvement and that historically "strong central government led to parasitic, tax fed officialdom, a stifling of innovation, relative economic decline, and usually war."
Interactive Democracy decentralises democracy, offering new opportunities for innovation, freedom and collective responsibility.
Matt Ridley is a science writer and founding chairman of the International Centre for Life. He is the author of "Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code".