The Reformist

The Reformist: ideas for a better world

  • system of government

    what’s wrong with democracy? the fundamental principle of democracy is beyond question: that government is for the benefit of all people, and so must answer to their needs and aspirations. but implementations of democracy are flawed: representation disempowerment of minorities whose interests (e.g. religion, language and culture) are opposed or ignored by the popular majority. […]

  • medical error

    WHO report the World Health Organisation (WHO) published a report on patient safety in December 2001 quoting several national surveys, which indicate that ‘adverse events’ (unanticipated problems which cause harm) occur in around 10% of all health care interventions in the US, Australia, UK, and Denmark. clearly the problem is grievous and costly, yet it […]