Since its origins, democracy has been a work in progress. Today, many question its resilience. The Bertelsmann Foundation and Humanity in Action have teamed up with Andrew Keen, author of How to Fix the Future, to launch How to Fix Democracy: a video and podcast series exploring practical responses to the threats facing democracies around the world. Host Andrew Keen interviews prominent thinkers, writers, politicians, technologists, and business leaders who enlighten and challenge us as we seek the answers to How to Fix Democracy.
Here he speaks with Edward Luce, Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times.
No middle class, no middle ground.
Ed Luce, political commentator and columnist for the Financial Times, shared his thoughts on “Anglo Saxon Capitalism” and the effect of the Cold war keeping right and center-right political parties in the UK “honest.” He also discussed the relationship between politics and economics – specifically the increasing polarization in tandem with a shrinking middle class – and the urgency of the upcoming 2020 election in the United States.