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gollum
 
Reply Sun 9 May, 2021 04:34 am
Democracy is the rule of the people. Is there a term for rule of the wise?
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papag
 
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Reply Sun 9 May, 2021 05:14 am
@gollum,
depends on how you define "wise"
A wise person's action is emphasized on sound judgment, based on knowledge and understanding; the ability to use knowledge and understanding successfully to solve problems, avoid or avert dangers, attain certain goals, or counsel others in doing so. It is the opposite of foolishness, stupidity, and madness, with which it is often contrasted.


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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 9 May, 2021 05:19 am
@gollum,
gollum wrote:

Democracy is the rule of the people. Is there a term for rule of the wise?


No real need for a name for "Rule of the Wise."

It never happens.
gollum
 
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Reply Sun 9 May, 2021 05:42 am
@Frank Apisa,
Frank-

Thank you.

I believe a country could establish its legal system to provide for voting only by Nobel Laureates.

Has anything like that ever been done?

I think it is a worthy idea.
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engineer
 
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Reply Sun 9 May, 2021 07:17 am
@gollum,
Meritocracy might be the word you are looking for.

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Meritocracy is a political system in which economic goods and/or political power are vested in individual people on the basis of talent, effort, and achievement, rather than wealth or social class. Advancement in such a system is based on performance, as measured through examination or demonstrated achievement.
gollum
 
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Reply Sun 9 May, 2021 07:33 am
@engineer,
engineer-

Thank you.

Are or were there any such countries?
maxdancona
 
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Reply Sun 9 May, 2021 07:55 am
@gollum,
gollum wrote:

engineer-

Thank you.

Are or were there any such countries?


Yes. North Korea.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Sun 9 May, 2021 08:32 am
@maxdancona,
Iran is another good example. In Iran there is a democratic system, but the real power lies with the Wise leader who has the final rule. However in North Korea the Wise leader has absolute unquestioned power
gollum
 
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Reply Sun 9 May, 2021 09:59 am
@maxdancona,
maxdancona-

Thank you.

However, Nobel Laureates and/or winners of other awards, I think would be better examples.

The North Korean leader is decided by the prior leader.

Iran is a theocracy.
papag
 
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Reply Sun 9 May, 2021 10:31 am
@gollum,
The absolute wisdom comes from our Creator and His words that are written in the Holy Writings.
Everything else is imperfect and weak.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Sun 9 May, 2021 11:23 am
@gollum,
Have you looked at the list of Nobel Laureates. Some of them were smart and noble.... but I sure as hell wouldn't want to be ruled by them as a group.

If you want to be ruled by the Wise... North Korea has a good system. Having one supremely Wise leader select the next supremely Wise leader ensures that every leader will be supremely Wise.
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