In order for our democracy to function at its best, political leaders and elites must take these steps to engage the public.
If we are to dig ourselves out of the hole created by the shift away from democracy-friendly capitalism, our system of democracy must function at its best rather than at its present mediocre level.
What does this mean in practice? For sure it means that our political leaders and elites (as well as the public) must do things differently.
Our political leaders and elites must:
In the next blog, Iíll address the role of the public in helping democracy work better.
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