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Post by Dreamweaver » 19 Apr 2018, 22:32

The word means “government by the worst people.” The plural form is kakistocracies.The earliest evidence for its use comes from 1644, when it was used by Paul Gosnold to warn about transforming “our well-temperd Monarchy into a mad kinde of Kakistocracy.” Following this the word had a period of relative inactivity, and reappeared in the early 19th century.
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Post by Warrigal » 20 Apr 2018, 19:51

Love it. I must practise using it.

I believe it is alive and well in the financial sector right now.
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