[ExI] calling for our exi computer security hipsters, was: RE: Donald Trump
anders at aleph.se
Sat May 7 19:26:41 UTC 2016
On 2016-05-07 12:37, BillK wrote:
> Having an open society is a 'nice-to-have' option, but it isn't the
> main problem.
Sorry, but I think you are totally wrong here. That leaders get replaced
is a feature, not a problem.
Sometimes good leaders get replaced too quickly, but bad leaders (as
defined by authoritarianism scores and the Archigos database) tend to
stay around for a lot longer. Open societies allow citizens to point out
problems, and if enough agree they are problems the society can change
the system. Note that this includes pointing out that candidate promises
are full of it, and telling others not to trust them.
Open societies can also invent new institutions to fix recognized problems.
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