The Civics Factor

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Democracies are basically f*cked and failing to solve the problems we need them to. There's reasons for that. And knowing those reasons could help prevent collapse or at least prepare us for what comes after. The Civics Factor is a vehicle for exploring the ideas that would save democracy from itself, and failing that, bring listeners ideas about how to self-organize and group problem-solve in a post-collapse world. Tribalism and the perverse dopamine of hyperpartisanship, propaganda and the manipulation of public opinion, the limits and potential for human empathy, the role of journalist and the techno-future of the public square, it's all on the table for how they have broken the politics needed to fix issues, and how they can inform community-building in the future. www.civicsfactor.com

20 episodes