I presented a talk having this title at a recent panel discussion on the initiative process. Mark and Jason attended the event, so I thought that it would be good to consider this topic in our group, giving us an opportunity to discuss the relevant issues at length.
I posted two handouts on this topic at the webpage shown below:
The Core Defect in Representative Democracy: Control of the legislature by interest groups (in middle of page)
Why direct democracy solves the problem of special interest groups (at bottom of page)
Feel free to bring a non-alcoholic beverage that won't stain and that is in a container with a lid in order to minimize the chance of spills. I'm responsible for damage to the room.