frankly this sort of movement seems to us a long way from becoming a curriculum which mecourses can safely recommend any student to try - so this is part of a series of posts looking at the future histiry of what peoples want from government, and identifying some of the tools that may or may not help empower peoples to unite around ending inequality
Are US parents happy with Brussels on Potomac?
1Can-kicking is a transatlantic sport
The first is an inability to get beyond patching up. The euro crisis deepened because Europe’s politicians serially failed to solve the single currency’s structural weaknesses, resorting instead to a succession of temporary fixes, usually negotiated well after midnight. America’s problems are different. Rather than facing an imminent debt crisis, as many European countries do, it needs to deal with the huge long-term gap between tax revenue and spending promises, particularly on health care, while not squeezing the economy too much in the short term. But its politicians now show themselves similarly addicted to kicking the can down the road at the last minute.
2 Interest groups stranglehold on peoples democracy
The outsize influence of narrow interest groups marks a second, unhappy parallel with Europe. The inability of Europeans to rise above petty national concerns, whether over who pays for bail-outs or who controls bank supervision, has prevented them from making the big compromises necessary to secure the single currency’s future. America’s Democrats and Republicans have proved similarly incapable of reaching a grand bargain; both are far too driven by their parties’ extremists and too focused on winning concessions from the other side to work steadily together to secure the country’s fiscal future.
3 Imaging over future's real needs to choose
The third parallel is that politicians have failed to be honest with voters. Just as Chancellor Angela Merkel and President François Hollande have avoided coming clean to the Germans and the French about what it will take to save the single currency, so neither Mr Obama nor the Republican leaders have been brave enough to tell Americans what it will really take to fix the fiscal mess. Democrats pretend that no changes are necessary to Medicare (health care for the elderly) or Social Security (pensions). Republican solutions always involve unspecified spending cuts, and they regard any tax rise as socialism. Each side prefers to denounce the other, reinforcing the very polarisation that is preventing progress
So that generations are served by the future of government- what changes can we make where - education curriculum? media coverage? direct dialogues with politicians through what modes
are there relevant cases anywhere of people democracies changing the way politicians rule over them now we live in a borderless 24/7 age of information flows?
has anything positive changed vis a vis problems of wasteful government tabled 20 or more years ago in such writings as
2 A future history of privatisation, 1992-2022
NewsThe Economist. Saturday, 21 December 1991.
Pages 17-20. Vol 321, issue 7738.