Winston Churchill famously declared: "Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried."
Campaign posters from the last election tell voters about Pheu Thai’s policy packages. The party’s second generation of populist policies, such as the rice-pledging scheme and tax rebates for first-time car buyers, is facing criticism for being fiscally irresponsible. THITI WANNAMONTHA
This is certainly true. My research shows that the Thai state has extended social welfare and offered social protection schemes to the people only in periods of democratic government.
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