Is populism bad ?




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  1. The purpose of a democracy is not to give the people what they want, most democracies in the world right now are representative democracies, the purpose of democracies is to elect the representatives that make decisions on our behalf.

    A democracy ruled by populism quickly becomes ruled by a demagogue, the Athenians feared this, it is the reason of rules like in Athens where Ostracism, the act of expelling somebody from the city for ten years was often used when somebody became too powerful or popular.

    You should check out this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_system

    Rule of majority is not the norm, proportional representation is.

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