I don’t like anarchists
Theoretically, the best system to run a country (or anything) is anarchy. The problem with anarchy is that everybody needs to be of good will to make it work. Everyone knows that that is way beyond utopic.
The second best system is a dictatorship. In that case, you only need one person to be competent and of good will to make it work. The problem here is that the desire to be a dictator usually does not go together with being of good will (except with me – I am still considering what job to take up next).
But I also don’t think democracy is perfect
So, most happy countries in the world have settled for an even worse system, democracy. It also has flaws, one of them being that being a bad politician is actually rewarded because the general populace is too stupid to notice (when I defended my PhD thesis, one of my so-called “propositions” was that, given the average intelligence of voters, it was questionable that democracy is the best regime).
Usually democracy is fought by anarchists. And although I see many things wrong with democracy, anarchy is far worse (for one, not wanting to pay taxes is simply not done – however most anarchists are happy enough to benefit from other people paying taxes, so I find them hypocrites at best, criminals at worst), so I tend to disagree with them.
Now however there appears to be a proper campaign to try and improve ‘our’ democracy, called Power 2010. Now that, I like. The first thing I did to support them is to sign their petition to get the bishops out of the House of Lords. Now they are trying to expose the worst of the MPs who have been fiddling with their expenses. Way to go!
I see they have five more petitions to sign – I will probably do so soon. Especially proportional voting is long overdue.