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A Critique of Democracy – Two Alcoholics Outvote A Professor.

In my hometown, there are three taverns and a “shop and a half.” You might wonder, how ‘and a half’? The other shop often doesn’t operate regularly, being closed more often than open. Every time I visit my hometown, I inevitably come across people spending time in the gardens of these three taverns. I am fascinated by the fact that some of them arrive in the morning...

A Critique of Democracy: Capability Before Morality

What candidates with a quality portfolio most often highlight in elections is their level of education, work experience, achievements, and similar attributes. This is certainly commendable, and candidates who hold public offices should indeed be educated and capable. A person who does not understand economics, law, medicine, engineering, etc., cannot make correct decisions in these fields nor...

A critique of democracy – a focus on popularity

One of the fundamental challenges during the election process lies in the fact that candidates are primarily chosen based on their popularity, rather than their abilities or the correctness of their ideas. The main ambition of every candidate during an election is not to become the best person for a particular position but to win as many votes as possible. To achieve a high number of votes, a...

A Critique of Democracy – Introduction

Often on the streets, in the news, and on the internet, I hear people use the term ‘democratic’ and democracy as something most positive, something unparalleled. ‘That’s not democratic’ – is used instead of that’s not good, that doesn’t suit me, I disagree with that. Democracy is taken as the pinnacle of social organization, as a kind of utopia...

Reading list 2023

I started keeping track of the books I read towards the end of the year. Starting next year, I would like to have a chart that shows the number of pages read over time (by day, week, month). Although I would have liked to have more time and motivation to devote to books, other commitments (primarily university in the second half of the year) made this difficult for me. For entering books and...

Noting thoughts

Over the years, I’ve found myself constantly capturing my thoughts in different formats, to prevent them from getting lost. Thoughts, once lost – are very hard to retrieve. This practice has always been more than mere thought-keeping activity for me; it’s a gateway to deeper exploration and understanding of certain topics.I always wanted to write books on certain subjects...