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By Jason Brennan

Most humans think democracy is a uniquely simply type of executive. they think humans have the perfect to an equivalent proportion of political energy. and so they think that political participation is nice for us—it empowers us, is helping us get what we'd like, and has a tendency to make us smarter, extra virtuous, and extra taking good care of each other. those are a few of our such a lot adored rules approximately democracy. yet, Jason Brennan says, they're all wrong.

In this trenchant e-book, Brennan argues that democracy can be judged by way of its results—and the consequences will not be more than enough. simply as defendants have a correct to a good trial, electorate have a correct to useful executive. yet democracy is the rule of thumb of the ignorant and the irrational, and all of it too frequently falls brief. in addition, not anyone has a basic correct to any percentage of political strength, and exercise political energy does such a lot people little reliable. to the contrary, a variety of social technology study exhibits that political participation and democratic deliberation really are inclined to make humans worse—more irrational, biased, and suggest. Given this grim photograph, Brennan argues new process of government—epistocracy, the guideline of the knowledgeable—may be greater than democracy, and that it is time to scan and locate out.

A difficult critique of democracy and the 1st sustained protection of the guideline of the a professional, Against Democracy is key studying for students and scholars of politics around the disciplines.

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