My book’s introduction starts off this way: Representative democracy has failed because the “representatives” no longer represent the people who elected them, but rather themselves (the political elite) and the lobbyists and the businesses those lobbyists quite successfully represent (the economic elite). The means of selecting representatives (majority vote) and the artificial constraints that limit… Continue reading Academic support
There is a wonderful animation on YouTube that I call “Democracy Diner”. It brilliantly describes democracy as the sham that it is. Some of the “features” of democracy: lack of choices (two and only two parties with any chance of winning an election); winner-take-all, which means only some people may get even a smidgen of… Continue reading Democracy fails to satisfy.
In a letter from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison (I believe they both had something to do with the Constitution), dated Sept. 6, 1789, Jefferson had this to say: On similar ground it may be proved that no society can make a perpetual constitution, or even a perpetual law. The earth belongs always to the… Continue reading US Government exceeds “sell-by”date
Do elections ever make anything better? The economy? Relations with foreign countries? Do taxes ever go down? Does your standard of living ever go up? Is there ever an end to government waste? Does the government serve the people, or the other way around? Do special interests, the elites of government and business, have too… Continue reading Asking the right questions.