The Economist's article on the nominal superiority of representative democracy is now out-of-date. China is infinitely wealthier than most democracies, and the many systemic flaws of representative democracy are now blindingly evident. It is not enough, however, to note that representative democracy is totally unfit for purpose; it's necessary to propose better alternatives. I attempt this in my book Why Democracy Failed, and in various articles here on Medium.

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.