Things You Know Are True But Won\’t Admit

The quality of the candidates who make it on the ballot depends upon the quality of the electorate. The politicians who make it on the ballot are low quality because they appeal to the median voter. If the median voter has silly views, then smart, well-informed, intellectually honest, forthright politicians don’t stand a chance.

Many people complain that we’re always stuck choosing the lesser of two evils. The Comedy Central show South Park compared the 2004 presidential election to a school mascot election between a Turd Sandwich and a Douche. Why are we often stuck choosing between a Republican Turd Sandwich and Democratic Douche? It’s not because the system is broken or corrupt. It’s because the system works. …

If we want to fix our democracy, then we need to fix ourselves. We need to become smarter, less biased, and more intellectually honest when it comes to politics. We need the median voter to be a virtuous voter.

(Princeton Unviersity Press)

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2 thoughts on “Things You Know Are True But Won\’t Admit”

  1. As Adolf Hitler oft’ quipped: “How fortunate it is for governments that the people do not think”.

    Not quite Noble Rot, the upcoming ‘Second Triumvirate’ will have to deal with vile Christians – Octavius didn’t have to. Accordingly, if you want to know what happens next, go back and read about the last few seconds of the Inca and Aztec Empires.

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