Category Archives: Problems with Democracies

Can Democracies Be Fixed?

by | October 12, 2011

This web site is mainly about two distinct concepts: (1) the ways democracies are deficient and the means why which they can be improved, and (2) whether a new democracy needs to be created from scratch (see Starting from scratch). The question we pose here is whether or not there is any hope at fixing… Read more »

The United Nations

by | October 6, 2011

Should good and decent democracies be part of the United Nations? More importantly, if a new country were to be created with the best of constitutions and a fair minded government, should it join the United Nations? Tough question. The United Nations is currently the only worldwide platform for international discussion. In that sense, it… Read more »

Enforcing Promises

by | October 2, 2011

One of the biggest problems facing an electorate is the broken promise, a promise made by a candidate which is not kept after his election. Surely it is not reasonable to allow this kind of behavior. Promises made must be kept or else an election becomes a farce, with each candidate promising goodies which he… Read more »

Strikes in the Public Service

by | September 19, 2011

Collective bargaining is one of those topics that seems to divide the left and the right. However, while collective bargaining in the private sector is a political issue, collective bargaining in the public service should be apolitical. To make clear the difference between unionization in the private and public sectors, consider what recently happened in… Read more »

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

by | September 14, 2011

With the arrest of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn well behind us, it now appears that France does have something to teach the United States. The whole idea of the “perp walk”, the parading of an innocent person for the media, smacks of sensationalism. It is also blatantly unfair. “Innocent until proven guilty” is supposed to… Read more »

China and Walmart

by | September 9, 2011

It’s a shame how democratic governments forget who it is they work for. Open trade with China has created so many problems that it is difficult to enumerate all of them. But here we will try to list two disturbing issues. We will also discuss the effect of Walmart below and how its policy of… Read more »