Re: Free Speech vs big money spin

Mark Grant (
Sun, 22 Jun 1997 12:38:38 +0000

On Sat, 21 Jun 1997, Abraham Moses Genen wrote:

> Is it possible that rather than reject democracy as a system we can
> learn to adapt the prevailing system to provide for full participation?

The problems with dumbocracy are fundamental, and cannot be corrected;
the basic idea is that a small group of badly informed people hundreds or
thousands of miles away are better qualified to judge situations than
those who are directly involved. All that 'full participation' will do is
to give this judgement power to millions of badly informed people rather
than hundreds. Personally I think that's much worse.


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