Could a direct democracy work large scale

December 1, 2016, 10:46 am

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The debate "Could a direct democracy work large scale" was started by neveralone on December 1, 2016, 10:46 am. 8 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 9 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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I think legally documents need to be simplified as well, whether we have a direct democracy or not. does page after page of legal jargon really eliminate loopholes or increase them?

3 years ago

I really doubt it. do you think the average person wants to know the details of a hundreds of pages long diplomatic treaty? or that they want to spend years learning the details of corporate tax law?

people don't have the time or interest to learn about these things. so why would you ask them what decision should be made when they don't know anything about it?

3 years ago

I think it's possible in the future if education and free time increases for all citizens

3 years ago

even if direct democracy is possible, I don't think it is a good idea. look at brexit in the UK. they got the majority of people to vote for something without knowing what it was. using fear and emotional manipulation you can get people to vote for terrible things.

the average person doesn't know anything about economics, international diplomacy, tax law etc. Letting everyone have a vote on every policy initiative is like letting your children vote on what they will have for dinner.

the job of elected officials is to learn about these things and consult experts do they can make the best decision possible.

3 years ago
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China? you kidding me? never possible. Cause the population is too large and also its communist.

as for the US, we all know, its doing great but still direct democracy isnt possible.

As for Russia, Its Putin everwhere. Its a so called 'democratic' dictatorship.

For direct democracies, we need a smaller population and a large division of a small area into counties and municipalities. In europe its possible.

3 years ago

how r they doing with that? also I meant as a large power. like Russia China or USA

3 years ago

switzerland has direct democracy

3 years ago
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