Early Returns

Bad Democracy, Trump's Turnovers and Inequality

Jonathan Bernstein's morning links.

1. Turkuler Isiksel at the Monkey Cage makes the important point that “having a direct say over a particular decision may leave voters with less control over long-term political outcomes than when they select their representatives on the basis of their policy promises or party platforms.” Yes: an excellent, representation-based explanation of why direct democracy is an inferior form of democracy.

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