Black People Politics : From Democracy to Technocracy?


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Feb 9, 2001
Is technocracy a viable alternative social system in the U.S.? Technocracy would shift the country from a democratic society, where political leaders are elected by the people to a technocratic society where self-appointed (not elected) technical-elites would replace politicians, and businessmen with scientists and engineers who would form a new system of government where decisions are made based on facts for the benefit of all people.

The concept of technocracy is not new. I know it's not the best source, but according to Wikipedia, it was first formed in the 1930s. For a brief period, the U.S. and Canada supported technocracy but was said to have abandoned it due to increased prosperity following WWII.

What do you know about technocracy and what do you think are the benefits and drawbacks as it relates to our current political system in the U.S.?

Also, what impact do you think such a social system would have on Black people?

Could it be a fair and just system if scientists and engineers were in charge as opposed to politicians?

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