Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Maldives- Paving it's way to a failed democracy

Is this the reason why democracy is failing in Maldives?
When the Athenians invented democracy what they didn’t expect was that politicians would end up habitually lying to the electorate, telling them what they wanted to hear, ignoring awkward truths, making promises they knew they could never keep.

Actually, Plato did expect something like this, which is why he proposed a form of benign dictatorship by a highly educated caste of “guardians”. He thought democracy would lead to government by demagogues, rabble rousers and charlatans.

|Iain MacWhirter|

In reality nothing works in Maldives as it should be. Even text book economics do not work here.