What are the possible solutions for a “stupid people in large numbers” situation in a democracy?

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The Politicus
May 02, 2022 11:43 AM 0 Answers
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It's said that "Democracy counts the heads but doesn't weigh the brains". I think there's a book with that title but I didn't read it.

So, what if the less intelligent people organize in large numbers in a democracy? They could force governments to make bad policies.

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  • Is this the biggest disadvantage of democracy? Or are there other bigger ones?
  • What are the possible solutions to eliminate/prevent the situation of "stupid people in large numbers" in a democracy?

Here, by the term "stupid people", I mean the commonly understood meaning. A person who's ignorant, lacks intelligence and/or knowledge, etc.

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