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Social Engineering And Public Relations Stunts

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It is always odd to learn about democracy from elites. This is especially true when they are politicians who distort the nature of democracy in their rhetoric. The theory of American government originally was that the notables of the community would be elected by acclamation, which is another way of saying people would know who they were voting for. One of course learns that merely having money in one's pocket cannot buy happiness, that some kinds of happiness really do require social cooperation, that in fact social disorder can create jobs to repair this disorder without creating happiness to any great degree. Competency in leadership, as opposed to public relations stunts, is what determines that the people who deserve to be helped are helped, and not merely those with the most aggressive lobbyists.

Keywords: democracy; politicians; public relations stunts; social cooperation



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