Dec 22, 2021
Maria Puerta Riera is a Venezuelan-American political scientist in Florida; Thomas Ponniah teaches social science at George Brown College and Harvard. Both share Metta's anxiety about the spread of authoritarian regimes and the obvious threats to democracies, even in such countries as the US. Is this because of some deficiency in the education levels of the current voters? Ponniah argues that the left has paid too little attention to material, financial inequality during the past several decades, focusing more on cultural differences within a given society, and that it is highly desirable now to re-prioritize. For the video, audio podcast, transcript or comment column: https://tosavetheworld.ca/episode-388-democracy-is-failing.