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Against Democracy

Jason Brennan joins us to talk about his new book, Against Democracy. What separates good voters from bad voters?

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Most Americans believe that democracy is the most just, fair, and equal form of government we’ve come up with thus far. Is that overselling it? Does democracy produce the results we need? Can anything be done about voter ignorance?

What is the symbolic value of the right to vote? Is political participation good for us as individuals and as a society? What would a better system look like?

Show Notes and Further Reading

Jason Brennan’s newest book is Against Democracy (2016).

Brennan is also the lecturer for one of our Guides, An Introduction to Political Philosophy.