American Knowledge

Is still rather distressingly poor when it comes to our own system of government and finance:

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/01/cnn-poll-americans-flunk-budget-iq-test/

Intelligence tests as a prerequisite of suffrage are reprehensible in many ways, but one has to wonder if democracy (or the democratic republic we employ) works as well with a relatively ignorant populace.

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