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About Richard Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett is one of the cofounders of Loomio, a New Zealand based open source software tool for collective decision-making. He's also a Catalyst at Enspiral: a decentralised network of 250 freelancers who have been working without bosses since 2010. His background is in creative activism and DIY open source hardware. He's passionate about co-ownership, self-management, collaborative governance, and other ways of sneaking anarchism into respectable places. He writes at richdecibels.com

Articles by Richard Bartlett

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

4 things that struck me after visiting political spaces in 14 US cities

I call my homeland Aotearoa New Zealand. Where I’m from, biculturalism is not a radical position, it’s a common experience.

More mouthy male feminists please

Team Syntegrity 2017 light blue group: “It would be strategic to create feeling spaces where we can explore the masculine experience of patriarchy. Real democracy now!”

Loomio and the problem of deliberation

One of the frustrations within the current political system is that most people are alienated from deliberation. The founders of decision-making software Loomio want to give everyone access to that essential skill. 

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