The Weaknesses Of Democracy

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Perhaps one of the biggest challenges that democracy facing is that most of the people are not able participate in government in a competent or meaningful way because they do not have the necessary experience, intelligence or knowledge. (reference b democracy) Democracy is not a perfect system and has been criticised for being flawed economically, politically, morally and found to be unrealistic by many authors. The economist Bryan Caplan characterized democracy as inefficient system because most of the people they vote they do not have the correct and enough information they need to make informed and balanced decision. The most of them make decisions without have complete point of views on serious issues that they been called to vote for. He supports his argument because on the fact the cost of knowing is higher than…show more content…
Politician like to use the press to change of control the public against or in favour of them or of the government. For example, election and opinion polls before the elections, in 2016 the FBI announced 11 days before the election in United States that will examine Hillary Clinton's private email for potentially incriminating. The intelligence agencies of United States, the same year, conclude that Russia tried to control the opinion of the United State public against Hillary Clinton and favour Donald Trump by passing materials that were published by WikiLeaks. In Latin America Andrés Sepúlveda admitted that he manipulated the public opinion on his favour by hire a team of hackers to manipulate the media and create false new. In 2017 President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey used the press to convict the public to vote for a constitutional reform that would significantly separate the powers and covert the country to autocracy. (reference w criticism 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41,
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