Thursday, February 25, 2010

Who Wants to Elect a President?

. Thursday, February 25, 2010

The other day I drank a few glasses of red wine and worried about time inconsistency problems inherent in democracies. Today, Jamie Whyte (guest-blogging at Steven Landsburg's digs) suggests replacing democracy with a "jury system" of appointing leaders. The thought's not without merit, but it immediately made me think of a lesser (i.e. one that isn't centered around baseball or golf) Kevin Costner movie. That's not good.

A few years ago Marginal Revolution proposed electing presidents via reality show. Could it really be any worse?


Who Wants to Elect a President?
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