The problem with political decisions isn’t that most of us don’t get our own way. It’s also that these decisions are usually imposed on us against our will, by threats of violence… Democracy, as we practice it, is unjust. We expose innocent people to high degrees of risk because we put their fate in the hands of ignorant, misinformed, irrational, biased, and sometimes immoral decision makers.
– Jason Brennan, Ph.D., Against Democracy (2016; New Jersey: Princeton University Press), pp. 240, 230.
Jo Ann Skousen is currently associate editor of Forecasts & Strategies, she co-authored of several investment books, and is associate producer of FreedomFest.