Are voters smart enough?

March 16, 2012

Question of the day (my bold):

As a voter (and an academic), I don’t think university degrees make a politician good or bad. There are many educated fools out there. What worries me is whether we, the voters, are any good at deciding whether we are voting for the best candidates, or understanding whether the policies of those we elect would work. Would our democracy work better if we, the voters, were smarter? That doesn’t necessarily require a degree or two either. Flaco (@ 10:41).

S/he is responding to a column  on intellectual snobbery in parliament in which Claire Trevett syas the university of life is the best qualification for politicians.

 


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