It was Thomas Jefferson who said :-
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people ..........they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty"
An informed public is the very antipathy of epistocracy.
The trouble is on so many things those that govern us take us for fools and assume we are uneducated and only they have the answers.
It is time the 'People' demanded real power so that what they want happens leaving our politicians in no doubt they are our servants and not our masters.