If we are to become a "Wise Democracy" we must stop confusing "dialogue and deliberation" with choice-creating. All play important roles in a democracy, as does discussion, debate, brainstorming, problem-solving, and decision-making itself. However, the essential quality of thinking, the missing one which enables a legitimate "We the People" is choice-creating. See the chart of comparison below. Here is the downloadable pdf file:
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The Wisdom Council Process is an innovation in democracy that does not fit into the field of "Deliberative Democracy". For more information listen to this 39 min podcast, episode #34 of “Facilitating Public Deliberations”, where Jim Rough is interviewed by Dr. Lyn Carson, Director of Research at the New Democracy Foundation in Australia. In the episode Jim describes how the field of "political science" largely constrains itself to look only for solution possibilities within the existing System.