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13 hours ago @ Catarina's World - What's the future of g... · 0 replies · +1 points

Good points you make, Debra.

1 day ago @ Catarina's World - What's the future of g... · 0 replies · +1 points

Interesting intepretations presumbably based on how you think. For instance, work for the state? Not sure what you are trying to say that's relevant to the post you are commenting on? Are you trying to say that politicians should not serve the people that elect them? Not work on reducing the gap between rich and poor that's growing rapidly? This year the top 1% owns as much as the remaining 99%. Should politicians in your country for instance just keep on ignoring that a large section of the US middle class has not had a raise since the 70s? And let's not forget when your Supreme Court decided that a corporation is a person. Don't need to tell you what that led to. How Europe works thankfully is very different from how the US works. Democracy is not perfect but so far is the lesser evil compared to other ways of running a country. But if elected politicians don't stop catering to vested interest and start serving the people democracy is in danger.

1 day ago @ Catarina's World - What's the future of g... · 0 replies · +1 points

Truly wish it was that simple, Ken. Politicians all over the world, above all, need to improve voters lives. If not, the current turnoil in the world will seem like nothing. Getting back to the States, no wonder the US middle class is discontent. Many of them have not had a raise for decades. The young will not put up with it so the sooner your political system changes the better.

1 day ago @ Catarina's World - What's the future of g... · 0 replies · +1 points

My pleasure, Marquita. Let's hope some positive political change takes place in your country that does not have a detrimental impact on the world at large.

1 day ago @ Catarina's World - What's the future of g... · 2 replies · +1 points

Ken, how do you envision politicians using technology to make voters content and keep their promises? Starting to hold online referendums?

2 days ago @ Catarina's World - What's the future of g... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes, Patricia, that's unfortunately the case. And it's high time to redefine US politics. Catch is most candidates are going to continue with more of the same. Or even worse. The US is definitely going to lose its status as a superpower but it's still the one and only. Honestly I believe the same thing that happened to the Roman empire happened to your country i.e. greed to over. When that happens the end is nigh. Until thepolitical system is changed, and it will take minimum decades, you Americans will have to live with the unfortunate effects of the rigged system. The worst nail in the coffin was probably when the Supreme Court ruled that a corporation = a person. Since that day it has not been possible to be elected to any office in the US without massive donations from corporate America. And then comes pay back time at the expense of the American people. Thankfully we don't have the same system in Europe.

2 days ago @ Catarina's World - What's the future of g... · 2 replies · +1 points

Can't help wondering why US politicians are not held accountable then? It is after all Reagan's system that runs US politics. In Europe politicians are more accountable than in the US. The main issue for politicians on a global scale is that they have do address the growing gap between rich and poor. Again, that's a US form of economics invented by Milton Friedman that has been exported. Am a capitalist but Milton Friedman's version of economics is robber capitalism.

But, maybe most important, young people are not interested in a system that take from the poor and give to the rich. So it's just a question of how long it will take before politicians all over the world will have to adapt to that fact. Trying to hold on to an unfair system isn't going to work. The huge problem with refugees we have in the world is a result of Milton Friedman's version of economics. One out of seven people in the world is displaced. So unless neoliberalism is stopped we will have major unrest on a global scale. By the way don't forget that the young have not been brainwashed by neoliberalism the way a lot of middle aged people have been because they don't know much about any other form of economics and have not read Adam Smith, Keynes and so forth. Young people on the other hand are fed up and hence read and find answers.

2 days ago @ Catarina's World - What's the future of g... · 0 replies · +1 points

Glad you agree that the world needs to get its act together and policitians work to close the gap between rich and poor.

2 days ago @ Catarina's World - What's the future of g... · 0 replies · +1 points

Glad we agree that politicians need to be responsible and serve the people who elected them, Sabrina.

2 days ago @ Catarina's World - What's the future of g... · 0 replies · +1 points

Sorry to hear that, Lenie. There are two sides to a coin as can be seen from what Doreen wrote below about your new federal leader.