Do you think government spending should be increased to help get business out of its present slump?One reason why the founders of the Constitution in the US had property requirements for voting and chose representative government and not direct democracy: the average "joe in the street" has no clue about how sophisticated technical things like economics work. So if you simply vote for politicians who "reflect popular sentiment" you will get demagoguery. People shouldn't vote on policies. They can't be informed enough or smart enough to know how their representatives should vote. People should vote to put in place people with a "world view" that reflects their own, or people that they feel they can "trust". That is a good enough stabilizer to get you a working democracy.
Gallup Poll, Mar, 1938
In your opinion which will do more to get us out of the depression: increase government spending, or reduce taxes on business?
Gallup Poll (AIPO), Mar, 1938
15% Increase government spending
63% Reduce taxes on business
21% No opinion
Don't expect democratic "perfection". The famous saying is that Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien, i.e. "The Perfect is the enemy of the Good."