Do you agree with Hans Hermann Hoppe that democracy has contributed to a shortsighted society?

Posted by: themightyindividual

Democracy places the majority of people in charge of the minority and allows for leaders to be elected only by the merit of what they can accomplish in a short term in office. Hoppe says this leads to increased government income (levying amd raising taxes) and decreased government assets (trillions of dollars of debt) since no single politician is personally responsible for the debt occurred in his office.

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  • I don't place a particular value on democracy itself, and I think its applicability is highly dependent on the nature of the society on which government is imposed. However, while I agree that democracy leads to shortsightedness, I will say this in defence of democracy: In the long run we're all dead.

  • Democracy is the god that failed

  • Democracy is an awful system, most "democratic" countries are actually just Republics with some democratic aspects here and there.

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Juan_Pablo_4_hillary says2016-06-16T04:41:05.5013511Z
If people insist on having democracies, I have no problem with that. But don't use that as a reason to prevent other forms of government from forming. I support the Chinese authoritarian model as much as I would support any democracy here in the west. China is a rising star, no matter how much the democracies of the world complain about its political approach to life.
Juan_Pablo_4_hillary says2016-06-16T04:43:08.8529232Z
There are many allegedly "successful" religions. There are also many successful political models a nation can follow.

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