samedi, mai 06, 2017
Bill Emmott talks on Project Syndicate Online on the fate of the West.
Former Economist editor-in-chief Bill Emmott says the liberal democracies of the West are in decline and explains how they must change in order to recover and thrive.
Emmott says states are reacting to global insecurity and economic uncertainty by closing borders, hoarding wealth and solidifying power. Examples are seen across the western world including this year in the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump. Emmott argues that insularity and inequality of wealth distribution are a threat to western democracies and that the West needs to be porous, open and flexible to survive. The power of special interest groups, such as bankers, needs to be swept aside, he says. Emmott was editor-in-chief of the Economist between 1993 and 2006. Cliquer sur l'image pour voir le débat....