I am a champion of the random selection of legislative bodies. I wrote the first article on the subject in the 1970’s and published the first book on the subject with Chick Callenbach in 1985 (A Citizen Legislature). Random selection is the only possible way to get a “representative” body in any intelligent meaning of the word “representative.”
Good news. Websites are abundant on the subject of random selection, nearly thirty years after I raised the subject. Best news. A random sample of 160 British Columbians were selected in 2003 to design an electoral system for British Columbia. The election was in May of this year and the proposed electoral reform system failed (57% vote with 60% needed.)
Next time, lets hope, the random populace will recommend a random legislature.