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Hans-Hermann Hoppe has shown in his writings on democracy that democracy leads to economic impoverishment and political disaster under certain conditions. But what are those conditions, and are they dominant in electoral institutions in the United States today? And what role does ideology play in limiting the abuse of the ballot box by voters? Additional Resources "Stop Saying 'We're a Republic, Not a Democracy'" by Ryan McMaken: Mises.org/RR_38_1 Patrick Newman's 2020 Supporters Summit talk, "The Jacksonians’ Bank War: Liberty versus Power": Mises.org/RR_38_2 "Nasty Politics and 'Low-Information Voters' Are Nothing New" by Ryan McMaken: Mises.org/RR_38_3 "What Must Be Done" by Hans-Herman Hoppe: Mises.org/RR_38_4 And, be sure to follow Radio Rothbard at Mises.org/RadioRothbard.