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Why mayors have more chance of saving the world than global leaders do

Why mayors have more chance of saving the world than global leaders do

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The challenges we face in the 21st century are global in nature. Yet it often seems like we are woefully ill-equipped to address issues such as poverty, violence, security or public health with our large-scale political institutions. In this bold talk, Benjamin Barber suggests that we should transition away from nation states towards a system []

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

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

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“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 []