I find this line of argument fascinating because it pokes at the obvious flaws in the democratic system.
1) It requires a high level of knowledge from participants and an intelligence they may or may not have
2) It does not guarantee that the morally right or logically right decisions are made
3) It is extremely inefficient and easy to hijack.
The alternatives all have similar flaws though, including benign dictatorships and anarchy.
Democracy needs ignorant people, says science
You might think that democracies work best when people care and know about the key issues. But a new study argues that for a democracy to function at all, you need lots of ignorant people blindly sidi…
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