Responses to Objections to my Immodest Proposal

OBJECTION #1 - I did not provide evidence that elections are "extremely costly" or funded largely by special interest groups. https://www.fec.gov/updates/statistical-summary-18-month-campaign-activity-2017-2018-election-cycle/ Based on this site, for 2018 congressional campaigns, the 2,415 campaigns received about $1.7 billion, or about $700,000 per campaign. One of many sources covering Congressional fundraising practices. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-are-members-of-congress-becoming-telemarketers/ OBJECTION #2 - I did… Continue reading Responses to Objections to my Immodest Proposal

Academic support

My book’s introduction starts off this way: Representative democracy has failed because the “representatives” no longer represent the people who elected them, but rather themselves (the political elite) and the lobbyists and the businesses those lobbyists quite successfully represent (the economic elite). The means of selecting representatives (majority vote) and the artificial constraints that limit… Continue reading Academic support