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By Jason Brennan

Most humans think democracy is a uniquely simply type of executive. they think humans have the best to an equivalent proportion of political strength. they usually think that political participation is sweet 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 care of each other. those are a few of our so much loved rules approximately democracy. yet, Jason Brennan says, they're all wrong.

In this trenchant e-book, Brennan argues that democracy can be judged by means of its results—and the consequences usually are not more than enough. simply as defendants have a correct to a good trial, voters have a correct to useful govt. yet democracy is the rule of thumb of the ignorant and the irrational, and all of it too usually falls brief. moreover, nobody has a primary correct to any proportion of political strength, and exercise political energy does so much people little solid. to the contrary, quite a lot of social technology learn 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 method of government—epistocracy, the rule of thumb of the knowledgeable—may be larger than democracy, and that it is time to test and locate out.

A difficult critique of democracy and the 1st sustained security 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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