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Democracy is as the joke goes, the least worst option. I'm cynical not because democracy is inherently flawed but because it represents a kind of cognitive outsourcing of long-term large-scale planning to the hands of the many. There is serious work required for a citizen to have an opinion, and honestly we are *not* seeing that at this moment.

If we can agree that most reviews have a shorter lifetime than the media they reference, then is there any benefit to taking the time to review something? I think so. We might ask what drives a person to write a review in the first place? Or maybe we should inquire what makes a reader seek out a review instead. What value does a review provide to its reader, and more pertinently, how might a review best serve its reader?