12 Limitations of Western Democracy

What really ails our democratic institutions.

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Limitation #1: Political Parties Create a Very Exclusive Club

Limitation #2: Political Parties Are Not Think-Tanks!

Limitation #3: The Political Process Is Not a Screening Process

Limitation #4: Political Parties Are Mostly Marketing Machines

Limitation #5: Simplistic Explanation of the Problem and Solution

Limitation #6: Elected Officials Spend Too Much Time on Politics, Not on Governance

Limitation #7: Voters are Poor Judges

Limitation #8: Political Parties Do Not Plan Well for the Future

Limitation #9: Political Parties are Beholden to Those Who Feed the Marketing Machine

Volunteers

Donors

Limitation #10: Political Parties Are Incapable of Dealing with Internal Corruption

Limitation #11: The Adversarial Nature of Politics

Limitation #12: Inability to Positively Shape Society

Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit http://www.tiereddemocraticgovernance.org/tdg.php

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