kakistocracy

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kak·is·toc·ra·cy

 (kăk′ĭ-stŏk′rə-sē, kä′kĭ-)
n. pl. kak·is·toc·ra·cies
Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.

[Greek kakistos, worst, superlative of kakos, bad; see caco- + -cracy.]

kakistocracy

(ˌkækɪˈstɒkrəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
a government by the least able or worst citizens

kakistocracy

a system of rule by the worst men.
See also: Government
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Suppose the good people of Vermont decide that they are sick and tired of bank bail-outs, oligopolies, kakistocracies, phony American elections, our media of the absurd, oil-slick corporations with more legal rights than "persons," and artery-clogging, greasy fast food?