41 minutes | Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 and the Decentralized Future of Democracy

In this episode, we expand on last week's themes of localism and community, proposing that the coronavirus pandemic may help accelerate a shift towards more decentralized government. In one extreme, such a system would abandon political parties in favor of more granular sub-culture based interest groups that would convene and collaborate digitally to effect coordinated change. Although this notion may seem radical to some, these shifts are already emerging and are now being accelerated by the current crisis. 
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