If we are committed to harnessing the power of collective intelligence in a democracy, then we also need to embrace the complimentary idea of full citizenship. What is full citizenship?
Right now American democracy relies on a number of "power users" who regularly show up and vote. Full citizenship, on the other hand, is the situation in which all citizen view themselves as change agents. That doesn't simply mean voting, but also participating in all kinds of civic behavior.
In today's lesson, Rishi Jaitly argues that these behaviors need to be nourished in order to improve our communities and re-engage our citizens with democracy.