Vox Populi

Vox Populi is literally the voice of the people and refers to attempts to ascertain what the people think about specific matters.  It is also referred to as the opinion of the man in the street or the man on the Clapham omnibus.  Presumably such formulations include women! This is a form of support for … Continue reading Vox Populi

The Democratic Fallacy

In a democratic society we abide by the fundamental rule of the majority and this has great advantages: Some decisions must be made on a society wide basis and democracy allows for the participation, and thus hopefully more commitment, of all the citizens.In most cases an elected group are given powers to make these decisions.They … Continue reading The Democratic Fallacy