There is plenty of evidence now that ‘direct’ democracy doesn’t produce good decisions. For that, you need debate, deliberation, and reflection. You need independent institutions and division of powers. And above all, you need good leaders. It is probably best for the world to stop experimenting now, and focus on what form of ‘representative’ government is best. Which of course this website argues is the U.S. style presidential system.

Here’s the latest survey of experiments with direct democracy from The New York Times; followed by links to other similar articles…

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Do We Want to be as Democratic as Direct Democracy?

Representative Democracy Better Than Direct Democracy

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