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Why mayors should rule the world: Benjamin Barber at TEDGlobal 2013Why mayors should rule the world: Benjamin Barber at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Helen Walters

“Democracy is in trouble,” announces political theorist Benjamin Barber as he makes his way onto the TEDGlobal stage. He continues: “We live in a  21st-century world of interdependence and brutal interdependent problems. Yet when we look for solutions in politics and democracy, we are faced with political institutions designed 400 years ago.” What can one do […]

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Benjamin Barber on Rob Ford, Michael Bloomberg and the role of mayors in global societyBenjamin Barber on Rob Ford, Michael Bloomberg and the role of mayors in global society

Posted By Helen Walters

What would the world be like if it were run by city mayors? Benjamin Barber will pose this question as part of Session 8 at TEDGlobal, themed “State of the Nations.” The quirky yet powerful figure of the local mayor — cycling to work while battling civic corruption — inspires Barber in his upcoming book, If Mayors Ruled the […]