Co-Intelligence writer Tom Atlee blogs about Citizen Deliberative Councils. The randomly selected groups of 10-20 diverse and representative citizens participate in multi-day processes of learning, dialogue and conclusions. have no permanent or official power except the power of legitimacy and widely-publicized common sense solutions to compelling public problems. Part of the idea here is that current government leaders live in a world unrepresentative of the the many who could otherwise be more empathetic in governance. Brilliantly simple, and profoundly radical in truth.