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Democracy & Group Decision – Never Works

By on Dec 29, 2011 in Wisdom | 3 comments

The ongoing Lokpal mess has got me thinking – can democracy ever work? I mean, can a group of people really take a right decision? Through experience, I know the answer as ‘No’. A group may take a decision; but there’s no guarantee that a group can take a ‘wise’ decision. Ask a group of people to go and buy the best mangoes in the market and they’ll never be able to decide. The democratic system that we’ve adopted is flawed – because it relies on the decision that ‘majority’ of people believe is right. But you know what? What a large number of people believe is right; is not always right. For example, the world believed that the Earth is flat and then it required ‘one genius’ to prove everyone wrong. Collective Intelligence < Individual Intelligence Above heading summarizes what I’ve to say. For good...