Wednesday, 23 October 2019

"This naïve faith in majoritarian democracy is mistaken because there is, in fact, no will of the people. No method of collective decision-making, not even the most ideal form of democracy, reveals the People’s will. That which is unreal cannot be revealed." #QotD


"A third Big Myth is that government carries out the will of the people as long as its top officials are chosen by majority rule. At root, this naïve faith in majoritarian democracy is mistaken because there is, in fact, no will of the people. 'The people' is not a sentient creature with a mind and preferences and fears and hopes....
“'The People is not a being with a mind or a will. It follows that no method of collective decision-making, not even the most ideal form of democracy, reveals the People’s will. That which is unreal cannot be revealed."

~ Don Boudreaux, from his article 'The Three Biggest Myths about Political Economy'
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