Hi Carlos, many thanks for the flattery. Unfortunately, as per my analysis in my eBook Why Democracy Failed, representative democracy as a system always excludes those who try to present thoughtful and beneficial policies. Success comes from wooing the masses with lies and impossible promises, and never more so than in a world of always-on infotainment in which trivial memes dominate. I feel my only tiny contribution can come from writing in the hope of inspiring others to write also, so that one day our distant successors have a range of ideas and options to choose from when they try to rebuild from the ashes of our failed civilization.

Anyone who enjoys my articles here on Medium may be interested in my books Why Democracy Failed and The Praying Ape, both available from Amazon.

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