Jason Brennan (Georgetown University): Against Democracy
Jason Brennan, Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Term Associate Professor at Georgetown University, is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series (in cooperation with Department of Political Science, UiO). He specializes in politics, philosophy, and economics.
The seminar is open for everyone!
Photo: Georgetown University
Democracy is the best of the political systems we’ve tried so far. But it also incentivizes citizens to remain systematically ignorant or misinformed, and in turn leads to bad government. I argue it’s time to consider an alternative form of the rule of the many, epistocracy, which tries to correct for the damage done by a misinformed electorate.