Can democracy get any better?
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What are alternate forms of governance, and can democracies be improved? In this episode we talk about:
- The evolution of government
- Different power structures
- The benefits of a democratic system
- Problems with democracies in general and how they could be solved
- Hypothetical forms of government
Note: This is not about current politics, but instead an exploration of the overarching concept of politics.
Overview and Tags:
(1:12) Why do we have governance at all? (6:10) The part of religion in state formation. (9:02) On representative democracies. (10:50) Is Swiss direct democracy better? (14:36) Devolution to two party systems. (16:00) What about Singapore? (19:55) Major problems with democracies? (21:15) Herman hears a parade. (23:50) Treatments for broken democracies. (28:04) Better democratic selection processes. (32:33) Herman's favorite theoretical governmental system. (35:37) What can you do now?--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herman-jason/message