討論逐字稿: The Management of Mistrust? Part 2

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討論逐字稿: The Management of Mistrust Part 1

Transcript for the Politics: The Management of Mistrust? discussion.
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Politics: The Management of Mistrust?


This unconventional TED speaker brings up some very interesting questions about how democracy functions in our current times. Below are excerpts of the transcript of this talk, I want to talk about these points he's brought up.

Transparency and openness?
One of the things that I want to question is this very popular hope these days that transparency and openness can restore the trust in democratic institutions.

Democracy is the only game in town.
On one level nobody's questioning that democracy is the best form of government. Democracy is the only game in town. The problem is that many people start to believe that it is not a game worth playing.

Basically people start to understand that they can change governments, but they cannot change policies.

討論逐字稿: Two Talks About Trust

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Two Talks About Trust


The first video is called What We Don’t Understand About Trust.


She says there are three clichés of our society:
A claim: there has been a great decline in trust, very widely believed.
An aim: we should have more trust.
A task: we should rebuild trust.

Are these statements true?

討論逐字稿: Adam Smith in Africa?

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Adam Smith in Africa?


The age-old sharing economies of Africa — and why we should scale them

So this guy has some ideas about how businesses should operate. Let's look at his suggestions and see if these are good ideas.