Saturday, December 8, 2018

How You Can Tell Someone is Faculty at An Elite University

12/6/18 Guardian:
The head of politics at Cambridge University has called for children as young as six to be given the vote in an attempt to tackle the age bias in modern democracy.
Prof David Runciman said the ageing population meant young people were now “massively outnumbered”, creating a democratic crisis and an inbuilt bias against governments that plan for the future....
In the latest episode of his podcast, Talking Politics, he said lowering the voting age to 16 was not radical enough to address the problem. 
He said: “I would lower the voting age to six, not 16. And I’m serious about that. I would want people who vote to be able to read, so I would exclude reception [age-children].
“What’s the worst that could happen? At least it would be exciting, it would make elections more fun. It is never going to happen in a million years but as a way of capturing just how structurally unbalanced our democracies have become, seriously, why not? Why not six-year-olds?

I can see the campaign ads now: "Cocoa Puffs For Breakfast!"

2 comments:

wordNerd said...

We should go the opposite way and only allow represtation with taxation. If you paid net income tax last year, you have a vote this year.

Eric said...

Not all that surprising when you consider that the university "elites" also call for socialism. Infantilism run amok.