Worth a Look: Parag Khanna on Technocracy & Democracy in America (Not Good Enough)

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American democracy just isn’t good enough anymore. A costly election has done more to divide American society than unite it, while trust in government–and democracy itself–is plummeting. But there are better systems out there, and America would be wise to learn from them.

In this provocative manifesto, globalization scholar Parag Khanna tours cutting-edge nations from Switzerland to Singapore to reveal the inner workings that allow them that lead the way in managing the volatility of a fast-changing world while delivering superior welfare and prosperity for their citizens.

The ideal form of government for the complex 21st century is what Khanna calls a “direct technocracy,” one led by experts but perpetually consulting the people through a combination of democracy and data.

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Jan 20

Donald Trump – The Revolution

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Although he makes it difficult by having a shallow staff that is not responsive to blacks, Latinos, single moms, old folk with medical debt and young folk with student debt, on balance he is the greatest event, movement, and win in modern American history.

He is also surrounded by traitors. The Republican Party is doing everything it can to block him in and control who he hires and who he hears. This fight is not over by any means. Organized opposition to Donald Trump includes multiple billionaires and plans to impeach him, force him to resign, and even assassinate him.

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Jan 20

Mongoose: A Real Fake News Story

Categories: Corruption,Media

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From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece

In a raucous election year defined by made-up stories, Mr. Harris was a home-grown, self-taught practitioner, a boutique operator with no ties to Russian spy agencies or Macedonian fabrication factories. As Mr. Trump takes office this week, the beneficiary of at least a modest electoral boost from a flood of fakery, Mr. Harris and his ersatz-news website, ChristianTimesNewspaper.com, make for an illuminating tale.

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