From the article:
No, the government destroys a sense of community and pits groups of people against each other. Human societies organize naturally through voluntary means, just as libertarians have predicted. And furthermore, a market economy based on mutually beneficial trade is the only way yet found for multiple groups of disparate and overlapping "tribes" or groups of "Dunbar's numbers" to live peacefully and prosperously in a large, interconnected, and complex modern society.
Some excellent discussion about the pros and cons of Democracy. The article is a bit long. Read at your leisure.
Winston Churchill said "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."
Free choice bounded by the rule of law, property rights, individual freedom are some of the ideas that seem to underpin long term prosperity. Kinda like the Magna Carta or maybe even the US Constitution?