>>24806>people with the most money will always be uncontested in democracy.
Not really. In a democracy every member of the demos has the same rights and duties, laws applies to everyone, money or position can't overrule them. Also for a democracy parties aren't needed, not even with indirect representation. And from that it's just a matter of legislation to forbid those with big financial background to buy their way.
For example in Athens in the period of the declining republic people frequently sold their votes but that could have been prevented not just with banning this practice, but finding a way of compensating them (I think in a way they did that, I don't remember clearly anymore), also with the restoration of the faith in their responsibility toward their state.
And what you are talking about is all present. War of Roses rings a bell? Basically the same. Just more bloody.
Also - referring to previous posts - appealing to he fact that democracy turns into shit in itself is fallacious, since every system will eventually turn into shit. This is how things are. And ofc not just with governmental systems but with everything, decay is unavoidable, everything is dying from the moment it became, you, me, the living, inanimate objects and the universe.
So I could pull this card out against everything. But him here >>24726
gave a good link on this. Read it, it might give some enlightenment.
Frankly governmental forms (monarchy, republic) and systems (autocracy, aristocracy, democracy) aren't matter. They all could work good and efficient. What matters is the selection of those people who make it work. With the appropriate people in the appropriate positions they will work fine. This is why if one wants to create a good working system he needs to create a system for the selection. Letting ambition of the individuals decide is a guarantee of going down the shitter since ambition and talent in just exceptional cases aligns.
Good alternative would be emphasize the education of the people, both mind and moral. If the educaton system produces more talented people it is more likely they will land in important offices. But in the link above this is also mentioned. What I'm saying isn't new, only needs a somewhat deeper knowledge on politics than superficial, or pub politics.