John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin all had very bad things to say about democracy.
Winston Churchill said that “democracy is the worst form of government, except all those other forms that have been tried.”
Is there anything better to try?
I ask Frank Karsten, co-author with Karel Beckman of the short, breezy read, Beyond Democracy, Why Democracy Does Not Lead to Solidarity, Prosperity and Liberty– but to Unrest, Runaway Spending and a Tyrannical Government.
Wait, doesn’t democracy enforce the will of the people? Who are “the people”? How does “will” get enforced? Is democracy how majorities enforce their will on minorities?
There’s got to be a better way. We talk about why seasteading is more democratic than democracy.
Here’s to thinking outside the land-based box,
Joe Quirk, Seavangelist