Should we pay politicians more? I argue in my book "Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth - And How to Fix It". RP by @bloombergbusiness #getsmarter #edgeofchaos #politics
In her new documentary "The Edge of Democracy," filmmaker @petracostal examines Brazil's fractured democracy. "I grew up believing that democracy was my birthright," she says, but the rise of the far-right under President Jair Bolsonaro has thrown that into doubt.
Leading edge of monitory democracy via sensorization: "A treetop surveillance system that uses recycled cellphones and artificial intelligence software to listen for rogue loggers and catch them in the act." HT @cfarivar
Video from Hong Kong shows pro-democracy protesters waving American flags and singing the American National Anthem. Demonstrations have shutdown the city's airport for a second consecutive day and put the entire Chinese city on edge.
Historians and social scientists deeply worried Trump is showing all the signs of authoritarianism. Not just his rivals are saying it. Big concern there could be a crisis, real or contrived, that could push our old, and generally successful, experiment in democracy over the edge.