Kakistocracy

I just learned a new word which seems quite applicable today.

kak·i·sto·cra·cy
/kakəˈstäkrəsē/
noun
  1. government by the least suitable or competent citizens of a state.
    “the danger is that this will reduce us to kakistocracy”
    • a state or society governed by its least suitable or competent citizens.
      plural noun: kakistocracies
      “the modern regime is at once a plutocracy and a kakistocracy”

18 thoughts on “Kakistocracy”

  1. Quite frankly, I am surprised that any competent person would run for public office. As this website explains, social media has escalated the negative comments into personal attacks. Why would anyone want every aspect of their life examined–including interviewing their first grade teacher, and then be exposed to personal attacks not only against the candidate but against his/her family as well. https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/experts-examine-why-so-few-are-running-for-public-office-1.2198944

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  2. This is the word of the week, the month, the year.

    On a personal note, I don’t know how I got unsubscribed (prob. user error) but I’m back. There’s been too much going on in the world.

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    1. Glad to have you back JeanMarie. I wondered what had happened and figured the topics were not ones you cared about. Kakistocracy is definitely a word we should have all become familiar with (unfortunately.).

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