Democracy is, economically and morally speaking, inferior to the systems of monarchy and aristocracy that existed before it.
Hans-Hermann Hoppe: From Aristocracy To Monarchy To Democracy
This is only true in the First Past The Post voting system, where if someone gets a majority they get the most power. Alternative voting means you can choose a 2nd or 3rd favourite, and if your favourite doesn't win, your vote counts to the 2nd favourite, and if that loses it will count to the 3rd.
Contemporary democracy opens up for discrimination of minorities when practiced on a national and non - syndicalized structure since the majority decides even in cases related to the minority.
Yet countries under democratic systems have achieved levels of prosperity unseen in human history or under any other political system.