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  •  Plato would have said the same about the demos. (2+ / 0-)

    I think the problem is the same everywhere and in every system. Humans find it easy to rationalize their own self interest. This needs to be systematically checked.

    Our constitution goes to great lengths to ensure that no one has enough power to make decisions on their own. It isn't perfect, but it was a major step forward. Nerva realized that fathers have a blind spot, so he adopted a childless man as his heir. That also was a step forward.

    I don't think that our ruling class is any worse as a group than any other. The problem I see is that there are no checks on their power. Which I guess is the point you made in your diary.

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