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Democracy will fail if we don't think like citizens

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“In today’s world, citizenship needs to have three aspects: loyalty to democratic political and legal institutions and the values of open debate and mutual tolerance that underpin them; concern for the ability of all fellow citizens to lead a fulfilled life; and the wish to create an economy that allows the citizens and their institutions to flourish.

The institutions of politics must be susceptible to the influence of all citizens, not just that of the wealthiest. Policy should aim at creating and sustaining a vigorous middle class while ensuring a safety net for everybody…”

Martin Wolf

https://www.afr.com/policy/foreign-affairs/democracy-will-fail-if-we-don-t-think-like-citizens-20200707-p559s4

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Lynn Wood @ 2020.07.09 8:14 AM
And become more equal https://ideaspies.com/posts/social-changes-result-from-the-widening-wealth-gap

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