Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Epistocracy: Only letting the informed vote
Interview with political philosopher Jason Brennan, who has written a book on the idea that to vote one must be informed enough to know what they're voting for. Or at least votes of those so informed would count more than those not informed. Criteria of course would need to be established for qualification. It makes sense to me, as currently it is mostly uninformed people voting against their own, and we the people's, interests due to vested manipulation. Indeed some responsibility should go along with this right. After all, using the infamous Repugnantan justification: If you give away something free people will not respect and abuse it.