Reforming Congress – Katherine Gehl, The Institute for Political Innovation

March 8, 2022   Matthew Chervenak

  • Congressional Reform
  • Video
  • 0:14 – Introduction
  • 3:04 – Getting involved in public policy and understanding the incentive structures in politics]
  • 5:42 – On writing “The Politics Industry” and founding The Institute for Political Innovation
  • 10:42 – About The Institute for Political Innovation
  • 14:10 – Explaining the “Final Five” voting process
  • 19:19 – “What would happen if the market became flooded with candidates and the top 5 would still be composed of well-funded, typical party candidates?”
  • 21:25 – Discussing “zero-based rule-making”
  • 28:09 – “What role would parties have in your vision of Congress?”
  • 33:28 – On media and how it should evolve
    [Lightning Round]
  • 41:00 – What do you think congressional representation should mean?
  • 44:40 – How should debate, deliberation, or dialogue occur or be structured in Congress?
  • 46:44 – What fundamental institutional improvement should Congress make within 50 years?
  • 47:34 – What book or article most shaped your thinking with respect to congressional reform?
  • 49:45 – Long term plans
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