TEDx USF 2017 - The Crisis of Liberal Democracy and the Path Ahead

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direct democracy; crisis of capitalism; participation; pre-distribution; legal duty; upper limits to income and wealth


This TEDx talk is inspired by Bernd Reiter's forthcoming book, The Crisis of Liberal Democracy and the Path Ahead. This book presents a number of such cases, historical as well as contemporary, where solutions to the problem of political and economic elitism have successfully been practiced. It then compares these cases systematically, to determine the common factors and hence the necessary conditions for ensuring, and protecting self-rule and equal opportunity. This book encourages the idea that alternatives to representative, capitalist democracy are possible and can be put to practice.

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Presented at TEDx USF on March 29, 2017 in Tampa, FL.