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One of the arguments against democracy is that the common people are stupid, so it is up to the elite to control things in a non-stupid way. Problem is, the elites are also stupid.
by asdf on Mon Nov 29th, 2021 at 04:08:02 PM EST
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Stupid elites add value.
by Cat on Mon Nov 29th, 2021 at 04:19:05 PM EST
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Elites are controlled by fear and greed. When they are fearful of loss of power, influence and status they can make self defeating short term moves just as much as greed can lead them to long term disaster when it dominates.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Nov 29th, 2021 at 06:14:07 PM EST
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