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Can modern society achieve direct democracy?
Modern society can achieve direct democracy.
already works in Switzerland.
New technologies such as the
internet and blockchain
, make direct secure voting on issues and policies a viable alternative to politicians in the vast majority of cases.
Direct democracy would work well with a well-informed public.
The economical interests and power dynamics that rule the world will resist direct democracy because an empowered population would be a threat to them.
Ideal democracy is even theoretically impossible, because
there exist no perfect voting system
. As showed by
Arrow's impossibility theorem
Direct democracy would allow the majority to rule, originating democratic paradoxes such as the obligation of the minority to conform to a policy even if they don't have their interests protected by it.
Some people don't have the intellectual capacity to decide on such issues and should leave this responsibility to the people that have.
In reality this would extend the duration of even the smallest political decision to an impractical time period and would create a great deal of beaurocracy.
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