Voting is simply not a great way of communicating nor allocating resources. It’s a structural and scale issue. Small groups of people can use “voting” well enough because there are many of other things going on in the background. But once there are “a lot” of people voting for one person, there is no way to actually hold people accountable, on either end, since the distance between them (chance of interaction) is too great, and we can only have meaningful social interactions with about 150 people.
The simple solution: Mimic nature: group things. This is why fractals are everywhere in nature. Once things are grouped, they can effectively interact on any scale.
Suppose fees are collected by the “city” at the point of sale. If people don’t like it, they can move to a different city! The city then negotiates with the state for goods and services. And the states negotiate with the feds. Now everyone is negotiating and competing with a manageable number of other people. These are structural checks and balances that are nearly impossible to game, not legislated, which are easy to game.
Why people’s laws don’t work: “They possess the power to write a law, but they lack the power to enforce it against the trend or human nature.” — Martin Armstrong
Why do nature’s laws work: Billions of years of evolution.