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www.salon.com/2013/03/20/are_americans_too_stupid_for_democracy

Mar 20, 2013 ... Award-winning news and culture, features breaking news, in-depth reporting and criticism on politics, business, entertainment and technology.

www.debate.org/opinions/are-americans-too-stupid-for-democracy

Yes, too stupid. We think we have one, we keep voting Democrat or Republican , we allow a private banking system to control the money, the people allow trillions of dollars to just disappear without hunting the heads of those who rob us, the people allow the largest corporations to get away with just about anything, and ...

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108345/Are-Americans-dumb-democracy-Scientists-claim-voters-lack-sophistication-recognize-good-ideas.html

Feb 29, 2012 ... John Cleese posted a YouTube endorsement, saying in part, 'You have to be relatively intelligent to realise how stupid you are - and David Dunning, who I am proud to call a friend, has done some research into this'. Essentially, they didn't recognise the correct answer even when they saw it. 'If you have ...

foreignpolicy.com/2016/11/10/the-dance-of-the-dunces-trump-clinton-election-republican-democrat

Nov 10, 2016 ... Just why voters know so little is well-understood. It's not that people are stupid. Rather, it's that democracy creates bad incentives. Consider: If you go to buy a car, you do your research. After all, if you make a smart choice, you reap the rewards; if you make a bad choice, you suffer the consequences.

www.aei.org/publication/are-americans-too-dumb-for-democracy

Jun 9, 2012 ... And doesn't this preponderance of stupid ideas doom popular democracy to failure, just as the Cornell psychologists claim? Proponents of American exceptionalism have an obvious rebuttal to this argument. It is called history. Even if we grant that Dunning et al have made a strong a priori case why ...

blog.sfgate.com/politics/2012/03/09/scientists-say-america-is-too-dumb-for-democracy-to-thrive

Mar 9, 2012 ... The United States may be a republic, but it's democracy that Americans cherish. After all, that's ... But more than a decade's worth research suggests that the citizenry is too dumb to pick the best leaders. incompetence ... In other words, stupid people are too stupid to know how stupid they are. If this seems ...

www.forbes.com/sites/jaredmeyer/2016/06/27/american-voters-are-ignorant-but-not-stupid

Jun 27, 2016 ... But what happens when a large segment of voters knows very little about today's policy debates or even the basic workings of American government? The just- published second edition of Ilya Somin's book Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter, tries to answer these ...

www.quora.com/Are-Americans-too-stupid-for-Democracy

I really appreciate Joel V Benjamin's answer, because it provides what I consider to be the absolute opposite end of the same answer that I'm going to provide. No, Americans are not too stupid, but Yes, they are incapable of handling Democracy . Americans are ignorant of the issues, they are fickle and mob-mentality ...

www.ask.com/youtube?q=Are+Americans+Too+Stupid+For+Democracy%3F&v=uG1Sq72bhvg
Oct 9, 2016 ... A lighthearted look at the flaws inherent in Democracy as a form of government, and the worse flaws of other systems. Politics 101 overview! Written and perf...