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“People Aren’t Smart Enough for Democracy to Flourish, Scientists Say”

“The democratic process relies on the assumption that citizens (the majority of them, at least) can recognize the best political candidate, or best policy idea, when they see it. But a growing body of research has revealed an unfortunate aspect of the human psyche that would seem to disprove this notion, and imply instead that democratic elections produce mediocre leadership and policies.”

I’m afraid that (not only) this time “the scientists” have gotten it all wrong.

By speaking about “the best” (political candidate, policy idea) they demonstrate a completely false understanding of what democracy is.
They mistakenly define it as an optimization process (that is supposed to identify the best available opportunity) while functional democracy is nothing but a weeding out process.

Even pretending that anybody can identify ‘the best political candidate/policy idea’ is presumptuous, to say the…

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