For People Wondering Why Elections Produce Such Awful Results
A favorite article on why humans suck at democracy.
Bluntly, it’s an unnatural state for us. The way we evolved makes it hard for us to be good at it. We’re too emotional and too tribal for it to be something we can be comfortable with.
As the article puts it, “…while agreement and compromise make the world better, bitter rivalry is just more fun.”
This doesn’t mean we can’t make democracy work. It just that we’re terrible at it.