The British election is a reminder of the perils of too much democracy

9th Jun 2017

In this social media age, when every minutia of our lives can be voted thumbs up or down, the notion of there being “too much democracy” offends modern sensibilities. So conditioned are we to exalt individual choice that anyone who suggests certain policy decisions are best left to elected representatives (or — gasp — experts) risks the accusation of being a dread “elitist.”

But Britain’s election last week reminds us that there is, in fact, such a thing as too much democracy.

Continue reading this piece in the Los Angeles Times.

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