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I think we tried a poll on what we thought the best form of government was. I'd like to revive that idea. What should be on the poll? What would the best breakdown of choices look like? Could we adapt a web poll so that we could compare our results with a wider sample?
The best form of government in my view is parliamentary democracy. But when it comes to corruption in the majority of the legislature, it is better to be led by a wise and enlightened dictator than by a hundred corrupt politicians.
The form of government depends a lot on the country, its history, culture or homogeneity. For the EU the best system I see is a highly decentralised form of federalism, with small states which borders would be defined by linguistic-cultural boundaries.
For a homogenous country like Japan, federalism isn't necessary.
Representative democracy is the best choice so far, but I find that in too many cases it turns to be a oligarchy, as eligible politicians are too few and stay for too long. One think I like with having lots of small states in a country is that it increases democarcy, as more politicians are elected per inhabitant (it is also more costly for the taxpayers...) and they are closer to the people.
I think the best form is the direct democracy.
One man one vote.
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