The Road to Socialism

Beyond Democracy

The fact is that people usually don’t get what they want in a democracy. The democratic one-size-fit-all principle, leads to centralization, bureaucracy and monopolization (the characteristics of socialism). It inevitably leads to poor quality and high costs.

If you need proof that democracy does not live up to it promises, consider that at every election politicans admit that government has made a mess of things. Every time they promise they will change everything – education, safety, health care, and so on – for the better.

But they always offer the same solution: Give us more money and more power and we will fix the problems. This never happens, of course, because the problems are caused by the money and the power of those same politicans.

– Frank Karsten & Karel Beckman, Beyond Democracy, 2012.


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