How many decisions in our day-to-day lives would we like to be made through majority rule or the democratic process? How about the decision to watch a football game or "Law and Order"? What about whether to purchase a Chevrolet Volt or a Toyota Prius? Would you...
"Economic Freedom of the World" data (available on Goggle) measures the degree to which the policies and institutions of countries are supportive of economic freedom – the cornerstones of which is personal choice, voluntary exchange, freedom to compete, and security of privately owned property. This year's rating has the United States ranked #18 in the world, six behind the UK, against whom we went to war in 1776 to acquire our "economic freedom. " Am I the only one who thinks we need less cooperation, more "nitpicking" and "name-calling” and division between the two parties?
President Barack Obama narrowly defeated Gov. Mitt Romney in the popular vote 51 percent to 48 percent. In the all-important Electoral College, the difference was larger, with Obama winning 303 electoral votes and Romney 206. Let's not think so much about the election's outcome but instead ask: What's so good about democracy and majority rule?
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