Democracy Must Be Irresponsible: So Responsible Governance Must Be UndemocraticThis is why America was founded as a democratic republic rather than a democracy. The obvious question is why elected officials will not be approximately equal to the level of collective consciousness of voters and reflect voters' mindset. Oh right, the wealthy and successful will dominate the candidate selection process. But what if the selection process is conducted through primaries. Could not representatives of "the rabble" be selected since the rabble comprise the majority of the population?
Some interesting quotes of Alexander Hamilton.
Grasping Reality with Both Hands
When Is Responsible Democratic Governance Possible? The Classical View: Never
J. Bradford DeLong