By Michael Anissimov

This consultant explores the arguments opposed to democracy. Democracy is usually considered as a compulsory procedure for any civilized state, yet there's a compelling case, drawing on economics, political idea, and cognitive psychology, that says in a different way.

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Even if the legislative intent is to help the poor with these redistribution schemes, in the long term it harms them by decreasing the overall productivity of the economy on which they depend. In the realm of foreign policy, Hoppe points out that while a king can expand his kingdom through contractual mergers by marriage, a president can only expand the territory through warfare or imperialism. Even if a president were to create a voluntary connection between countries in the form of a contractual merger, these treaties would “not possess the status of contracts but constitute at best only temporary pacts or alliances, because as agreements concerning publicly-owned resources, they could be revoked at any time by other future governments”.

We merely argue that too few thinkers have seriously questioned democracy, and have begun to fall into a habit of defending it without thinking. Our case against democracy can be condensed into nine main points: 1) Democracy discourages planning for the future and encourages a political free-for-all where the incentives are to loot and spend rather than invest and build. This behavior is a display of high time preference, meaning looting the present at the expense of the future, and it is structurally inherent to publicly owned government, which is the nature of democracy.

The primary driver appears to be what Andrew Sherratt calls the “Secondary Products Revolution,” (Sherratt 1981) referring to the secondary products of domestic animals such as butter, milk, cheese, and wool. Simultaneously, the wheel was invented in the northern Caucasus area, which may have been an independent invention or proliferated from Mesopotamia, and horses began to be domesticated and used in warfare. The most useful genetic adaptation of Indo-Europeans was lactose tolerance, which evolved in Turkey about 6,000 BC, and had become common among Indo-Europeans by the time of the secondary products revolution.

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