Big Ideas About Democracy

With the dust starting to settle after an unprecedented election, we on the TED Radio Hour wanted to take a closer look at democracy -- and see if it's truly our best option. Listen here: http://n.pr/2fC5j9V
  1. Even when democracy is working, it's still profoundly flawed. But Eric Liu explains how to make it better. http://n.pr/2f8dHK8
  2. Is capitalism so powerful that it’s overtaken democracy? Former Minister of Finance to Greece Yanis Varoufakis says yes. http://n.pr/2fC2fKS Is capitalism so powerful that it’s overtaken democracy? Former Minister of Finance of Greece Yanis Varoufakis says yes. http://n.pr/2fC2fKS
  3. Sayu Bhojwani says American politics would be richer if more immigrants -- and people from all margins of society -- ran for office. http://n.pr/2euWlbS
  4. Democracy is messy because everyone has a voice. But being able to speak up doesn’t make you right, says writer Julia Galef. http://n.pr/2fjmT0V
  5. Has this election made you anxious about the future of democracy? Writer Jonathan Tepperman says there’s reason to be optimistic. http://n.pr/2fm1BxJ