Re: POLI: Random and Hyper democracy

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 18:27:06 -0500

Robin Hanson wrote:
> Michael Lorrey writes:
> >Another concept to explore is Hyperdemocracy, where every voter has
> >veto power over any law, so the only laws that would pass would be those
> >that all agree on. Under such a system, since the only laws allowed are
> >those that all agree do not harm anyone, there is no tyranny of the
> >majority.
> I believe that about a century ago, prussia or poland required
> legislative unanimity to pass laws. I think a neighboring country
> then only had to buy out a single legislator to ensure insufficient
> national defense. Not a good example to follow.

Only if the state has not provided its citizens with a right to bear
arms. Such was the state of Poland.


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