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maandag 13 februari 2017

Failure of the Democratic Party

Mark Blyth on How Liberalism Undermined Democracy and the Failure of the Democratic Party


Posted on February 11, 2017 by 
Yves here. Many readers have seen economist Mark Blyth speak, but if you haven’t yet, you are in for a treat. He gives incisive, spot on readings of US and international political and economic dynamics.
There are admittedly a couple off key moments here, but I think that is in part due to the fact that he has been paired in this speaking gig with an academic who gives prettied-up diehard Democrat talking points. Blyth very calmly and adeptly debunked nearly everything she said. He may have felt the need to agree with her occasionally because being completely in opposition in this type of forum backfires. And separately, the moderator is extremely good.
If nothing else, be sure to listen to his final remarks. 

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