The U.S. Might Be Better Off Without Congress — and a President

Washington Post: “If we could start from scratch, how would we design the U.S. government? Would we preserve the electoral college, the 18th-century creation that is so controversial today? Would we keep the Senate or the Supreme Court?”

“According to Parag Khanna, an author known for pushing boundaries, the answer is no. In a new book, ‘Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State,’ Khanna takes on the task of radically redesigning the U.S. government for the 21st century.”

“Khanna considers systems from around the world, from Switzerland to China, to suggest an ideal form of government that would reflect the will of the people, as well as the wisdom of experts and data. Khanna argues that the United States needs to evolve into what he calls an ‘info state,’ in which experts use data to guide the country toward long-term goals — otherwise the country will be surpassed by countries that do.”

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