A very key point. From BHL:
On a closing note, since 2007, I’ve worked in places that practice high levels of “workplace democracy”. I do not feel empowered by this at all. If anything, it’s a burden, not a benefit. Faculty meetings are miserable events. As in a real democracy, my vote counts for nothing–the group always decides what it decides irrespective of my vote. By working in a “workplace democracy”, I have simply traded a one-headed boss for a many-headed boss. This many-headed boss loves to hear itself talk and loves to waste my time. In “Political Liberty: Who Needs It?“, I argue that individual political liberty does not make individuals more autonomous or in control in any meaningful sense.
This reminds me of Mel Gibson’s quote in The Patriot:
Why would you trade 1 tyrant 3000 miles away for 3000 tyrants less than 1 mile away