Tags: democracy

Democracy Dies in Europe and America. Are We Better off Without It?

May 18th, 2015
in Op Ed

Summary: This post attempts to give some perspective on the growing "democratic deficit" in Europe and America. What causes it? Does it help or hurt us? These questions have no obvious answers. Hopefully this will help you see this trend, and help spark whatever action you believe more »

India: Make Institutional Checks and Balances Work

March 1st, 2015
in Op Ed

The central question in India's journey, today, is that of constructing State capacity. How should laws, agencies, processes and accountability be designed, to engender high performance? In a recent speech titled Democracy, inclusion and prosperity, Raghuram Rajan talks about the more »

The Same Revolt: Breathe, Occupy, Tea Party

February 5th, 2015
in Op Ed

Viral videos of beatings and killings by police are forging what might be a significant and lasting political movement - a full-scale revolt against what everyone used to believe was the most essential function of the state. Not only has this function turned murderous; the more »

A Few Words with Francis Fukuyama

June 25th, 2014
in Op Ed

This post was triggered by a recent article by Francis Fukuyama: At the 'End of History' Still Stands Democracy (Wall Street Journal, June 7-8, 2014). Mr. Fukuyama is best known for his 1989 article "The End of History?" In that article, Mr. Fukuyama argued that: more »

Yet Another Claim That The US Is An Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

April 19th, 2014
in Op Ed

US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study, Although it always worries many when a study group goes to the length of stating that they ran a "scientific" study. more »

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