The Democratic Diner

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Shawn Gregory has released an animated video in which a fan of democracy treats his friend to a meal at a restaurant whose customers vote on what’s for dinner — and no, the patrons aren’t wolves, nor is the entree lamb. The cartoon entertainingly but tellingly illustrates the absurdities, inconvenience, and downright horrors of democracy. I especially enjoyed its deft handling of the “social justice” argument,  i.e., isn’t freedom unfair when poorer people can’t afford all the options offered.

 

7:34 am on September 28, 2013