Re: POLI: Random democracy

Robin Hanson (
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 11:45:52 -0800 (PST)

The Low Golden Willow writes:
>This could be one of the things where you're all better off if
>everyone does it, but you'll only do it yourself if everyone does do it.

Could be, but that would constrain the types of arguments you could
offer in its favor. Your original arguments, for example, don't
support this type of conclusion:

>don't think that it can be argued that a bunch of mostly white male rich
>lawyer-politicians is an accurate cross-section of the nation. ...
>However, I doubt most people (let alone the ones on this list) have that
>much respect for their extant legislators. More theoretically, it is
>not clear why they should have superior powers of mind; ...

Robin D. Hanson