Techdirt Podcast Episode 80: Can Direct Democracy Work?

from the good-vote-bad-vote dept

Technology has made "direct democracy" — letting citizens vote on specific, granular issues instead of just electing representatives — more viable than ever, but does that mean it's a good idea? This week, we discuss the ins and outs of direct democracy, including a special addendum on the surprising results of the Brexit referendum.

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    Anonymous Coward, 5 Jul 2016 @ 1:06pm

    nope

    Can't work, never will work.

    No one WANTS it to work. If we cannot even keep an indirect Democracy, which is a Republic working how in the fuck sticks do you expect a direct democracy to work.

    There is a fundamental problem with people in general. The majority cannot and will not effectively rule itself.

    A democracy is two wolves and 1 lamb deciding what is for lunch.

    A democracy will stand until they citizens learn that they can vote themselves largess through the government.

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