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The End of "We" — Why Governments Can No Longer Solve Problems Demographic Doom Podcast

    • Philosophy

Almost any article on a pressing national crisis ends with some expert saying, "We must do something." By "we" they mean the national government. The fact is, most governments haven't solved problems for years. They only try to put out fires that they or their voters have set. In USA, the fire is Trump; in UK, it is Brexit. Most national problem-solving has ended, and Glenn Campbell argues that it won't be back. The only "we" that can still be effective is local, not national.

Almost any article on a pressing national crisis ends with some expert saying, "We must do something." By "we" they mean the national government. The fact is, most governments haven't solved problems for years. They only try to put out fires that they or their voters have set. In USA, the fire is Trump; in UK, it is Brexit. Most national problem-solving has ended, and Glenn Campbell argues that it won't be back. The only "we" that can still be effective is local, not national.

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