We Don’t Need Elections to Figure Out What People Want

Source I read today a very thought-provoking piece by Yuval Harari, a historian and philosopher. “You can vote but you can’t choose what is true.” A paraphrased summary of his thesis: Elections are awful ways of determining what is true. For that, we need to turn to experts and institutions, not popularity contests. However, elections … Continue reading We Don’t Need Elections to Figure Out What People Want

The Difference Between Direct and Representative Democracy

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch"   - Ben Franklin “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”   - John Adams Earlier, I had written about the flaws inherent to democracy and … Continue reading The Difference Between Direct and Representative Democracy