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Make Democracy Great Again: Liquid Democracy
Liquid Democracy enables a majority to make decisions which benefit themselves, at the expense of minorities or greater society.
changes to the voting methodology
(eg Ranked voting) Liquid Democracy will exasperate the existing problems with plurality voting.
It would significantly discourage unpopular measures that are necessary for objective reasons, e.g. budget adjustment in a deficit scenario.
Tyranny of the majority
shows that the majority of an electorate can and does place its own interests above, and at the expense of, those in the minority.
Liquid democracy is far more likely to be subject to the tyranny of the few, with targeted campaigns to generate flash-interest single issue policy decisions in particular areas.
is defined as
"control of an organisation or group by the majority of its members." If the will of the minority was imposed on the majority, society would be worse off.
A Liquid Democracy could have a similar system of
Checks and Balances
as existing Democracies, with seperation of power between legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
instead of a 50% +1 majority will reduce the effects of inappropriate majority control.