Elections Are Terrible For Democracy

In Greece, they used a kleroterion to put people in office. You ran some balls through a tube, and the row/column the white ball landed on would be ‘selected’. Animation via TedEd

Look, it’s just not working out. Western democracies have devolved into oligarchy. Eastern democracies have reverted to feudalism. We’re electing millionaires and scions and calling it freedom but it’s just not. We need to try something else.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
indi.ca

indi.ca

32K Followers

Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at www.indi.ca, and you can reach me at indi@indi.ca.