"The natural proclivity of democratic governments is to pursue public policies which concentrate benefits on the well-organized and well-informed, and disperse the costs on the unorganized and ill-informed." -Peter Boettke
I would suggest reading "Democracy, the God That Failed" by Hans-Hermann Hoppe. Democracy is nothing but mob rule. Representative democracy is even worse, because all of the power is concentrated in the hands of a few power-hungry psychopaths who crave it.