While Logan was at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he took inspiration from Paul’s writings. He served on the County’s public transit board, as well as led the creation of The Green Initiative Fund. The Fund invests in long-term campus sustainability projects, and has now been replicated at over 100 colleges and universities.
As shown, direct democracy might be the best tool for forcing these kinds of political issues into the public debate. Representative democracies, with their structural bias toward parties and institutions, may have a challenging time involving the general public to the same degree that it was possible in Switzerland.