Idiots abound. We all know most folks are fools.
the current presidential election may yet prove that an even bigger part of the citizenry is politically illiterate — and functional. Which is to say, they will vote despite being unable to accept basic facts needed to process this American life.
This is really about more than just political literacy though. Most folks are not well equipped to make good decisions in most facets of modern life. That’s not to say they shouldn’t have choices or the right to make them. It’s just that our discourse assumes that most people ARE good decision makers.
The Dumbed Down Democracy http://nyti.ms/2bL0Gr9