In episode 008 we took a look at the way state legislatures work.
But when we only talk about the way institutions work today, it’s easy to accept that that’s how they were meant to be, or how they must be. Choices made in the past become caked on. They become indistinguishable from the institution itself. A look back can rid us of the assumption that history is a straight line, and that our institutions are always progressing.
While they look very different from one another today, legislatures have gone through some key changes over the year. On this episode, we look back at a few of these evolutionary milestones, in an attempt to answer the question: are today's institutions where where we want to be?