Quote – Democratic Problems

In the long run, it is much easier to undo the policies of crooked leadership than to restore common sense and wisdom to a deceived population willing to elect such a leader in the first place. Any country can survive having chosen a fool as their leader. But history has shown time and again that a nation of fools is surely doomed.

Andy Andrews, How Do You Kill 11 Million People? Why The Truth Matters More Than You Think

Michael Munger on Choosing in Groups on EconTalk

Michael Munger on Choosing in Groups EconTalk

URL:
http://files.libertyfund.org/econtalk/y2015/Mungergroups.mp3

Description:
Michael Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his latest book (co-authored with Kevin Munger), Choosing in Groups. Munger lays out the challenges of group decision-making and the challenges of agreeing on constitutions or voting rules for group decision-making. The conversation highlights some of the challenges of majority rule and uses the Lewis and Clark expedition as an example.