[EM] Conceiving a Democratic Electoral Process

⸘Ŭalabio‽ Walabio at MacOSX.Com
Mon Jul 9 00:45:57 PDT 2012

	2012-07-08T17:04:50Z, “Fred Gohlke” <Fredgohlke at Verizon.Net>:

> 	Whether or not 'rule by the best' can work depends in large part on how well the electoral method integrates the reality that the common good is dynamic.

	All of this time, I thought that you meant political dynasties like the Bushes.  I know that English is not your first language, so I do not blame you for the mistake, but you use the wrong word:

	Aristocracy means ruling families in English.

	Meritocracy is the best rising to rule, even if they are born in obscure poverty, such as being born in a logcabin on the edge of the frontier in poverty to illiterate parents like Lincoln was.

	If you mean rule by the best, regardless of the circumstances of their birth, you mean meritocracy.

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