"Is democracy a viable government only when a country gets near the top of the food chain with a highly educated work force and a large professional class?"
In the living world, every form of life is food for another. Food chains show how food and energy are passed between species. The working class could be considered an example of a food chain. In the food chain you have producers and consumers just as in the labor force. The producers in the food chain supply the food that supports the other species in the chain. The working classes produce the products that the employers need to sale in the market economy. The consumers of the food chain cannot make food for themselves, so they survive by taking in goods that has been made by other living things. The consumers of the market economy are just like the consumers of the food chain in that they do not produce the products that they need for everyday survival.
Russia is a third world country that is at the bottom of the food chain because they are still in the process of economic reform. Russia is one of the third world country's know for communism, but as they lean toward democracy in the present day, would being democratic still be a viable practice if they move to the top of the food chain with a highly educated work force and a large professional class?
Democracy is most efficient in countries that are located towards the top of the food chain, a country with a highly educated work force and a large professional class. Most of the nations that have a democracy are located towards the top of the food chain, but a few democratic countries are located towards the bottom of...