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How Limitations Benefit Private Commerce

January 9, 2023

Regulations help people to reach mutually beneficial agreements. Thus, governments can hold everyone to their word by not allowing anyone to cheat, making commercial contracts much more trustworthy. […]

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Video Series Analyzes Pros and Cons of Political Parties

January 8, 2023

The United States is deeply divided along political lines. Partisan politics, attack ads, and even the election process itself are weaponized in the 21st century. A new series looks at the benefits and drawbacks of political parties. […]

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Democratic System: Presidential or Parliamentary?

December 30, 2022

There is a constant debate about whether a democratic society is better off with a presidential or a parliamentary form of government. Direct versus indirect election of the chief executive is the core difference between them. […]

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The Fear of Mob Rule in a Democracy

December 24, 2022

Democracy is a self-destructive and self-contradicting concept, threatened by a constant fear of mob rule. When the majority wields the power, the interests of the minority is put at stake, going against the notion of democracy. […]

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Representative Democracy: Conflicts and Challenges

December 23, 2022

Representative democracy suffers from its own share of disadvantages. While people invest the elected representative with power, the latter is perpetually torn between national and local interests, among other things. […]

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Voters in a Democracy: Informed or Ignorant?

December 23, 2022

Democratic states often face the disadvantage of having ignorant voters. People with no knowledge of politics and state affairs step forward to elect their representative. However, democracy also empowers these voters with indirect information to help them take their decisions wisely. […]

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Can Competition in Democracy Help a Government?

December 16, 2022

It’s important that the leaders of a democracy have the best or at least the most popular ideas. That’s why being able to compete within the system has to be open to as many people as possible. […]

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