Thursday, November 3, 2016

Democratic Cesspool

Trump in the US (as of now, unelected but latest polls indicating his resurgence), Putin in Russia, Duterte in the Philippines... There are lots that make one doubt democracy.

One other expression of the popular will that probably wasn't in the best interests of the popular will was the UK referendum on EU membership.

Now the high court in London has ruled that parliament must approve the Brexit before it can be officially triggered, adding further acrobatics to the democratic circus.

An Oxford philosopher, Les Green, has interesting thoughts here.

I've been so frustrated with elections in the past 5 years or so. I want to study more in depth what sort of awful results election-based power allocation schemes find themselves in. This New Yorker essay is a good place to start.

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