2009-11-27

Democracy - Good?

The combination of liberalism, capitalism and democracy is perhaps the final stage of socio-politico-economic evolution, but in a country where socio-eonomic standards are low, is democracy the best political system?

As a citizen, do I want two square meals a day; proper law & order; good infrastructure (which can support my livelihood) or right to franchise and right to freedom of speech*?

PS:
=Mumbai can never become a Shanghai, even assuming best intentions (which I doubt)
=A 11 km flyover will remain the pride of our nation, when long elevated roads are quite normal in China
=* cannot take this for granted

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2009-11-27

Democracy - Good?

The combination of liberalism, capitalism and democracy is perhaps the final stage of socio-politico-economic evolution, but in a country where socio-eonomic standards are low, is democracy the best political system?

As a citizen, do I want two square meals a day; proper law & order; good infrastructure (which can support my livelihood) or right to franchise and right to freedom of speech*?

PS:
=Mumbai can never become a Shanghai, even assuming best intentions (which I doubt)
=A 11 km flyover will remain the pride of our nation, when long elevated roads are quite normal in China
=* cannot take this for granted

No comments: