An Epistocratic System of Government: Meeting the Demands of the Modern World by Empowering Adroit Leaders
David Finkel

A common perception of the state of the world’s representative democracies is that they are broken. Gridlock, partisan politics, moneyed interests and the lack of courage, vision and leadership evinced by politicians have all contributed to diminishing the general public’s confidence in their governments to meet the demands of the modern world. Some call for greater involvement of citizens in government through ‘digital democracy’ and the like. In this manuscript, the author presents an alternative to Western representative democracy based on the ideal of an Epistocracy, and illustrates in great detail how such a system of government would function.

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