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Steven Pinker
Should we replace democracy with epistocracy? It will never happen but it's an idea that really makes you think.
Democracy has had a good run. But its design is fundamentally flawed.
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Shlomo Engelson Argamon 7 Sep 16
Replying to @sapinker
. A route to oligarchy and tyranny. It's not just about knowledge, it's about interests. And who will do the testing? Non-starter.
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david ropeik 7 Sep 16
Replying to @sapinker
who gets to decide what "knowledge' is?
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Shlomo Engelson Argamon 7 Sep 16
Replying to @russellchristo
.@jasosilver no, rather that who does the testing is who is really in charge of everything. Politics is not reducible to technology.
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Jim MacDonald 8 Sep 16
Replying to @sapinker
That was the clunkiest essay I've read in a while. Perhaps a knowledge test for the epistocrats first?
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Michael Lopresto 7 Sep 16
Replying to @sapinker
. Compulsory voting would be a much better solution (and more realistic!).
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Shlomo Engelson Argamon 7 Sep 16
Replying to @russellchristo
Huh?
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Shlomo Engelson Argamon 7 Sep 16
Replying to @russellchristo
democracy can devolve, but this scheme practically asks for it.
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