When we compare the growth rate of all democracies and dictatorships, it shows that democratic countries have underperformed as compared to dictatorial.
Within democracies there exists a high rate of economic inequality. The poor constitute a larger proportion of the voters and every party focuses on them while campaigning. Yet, the problems of the poor are never addressed.
People in several countries depend upon the rich countries even for their food supplies. Though democracies cannot remove inequality completely, the degree of disparity can be minimized by progressive planning. Democracies have not fulfilled the expected economic outcome of democracy – economic growth and development, and reduction of poverty and economic inequality.