Tag: Politics

How democracies die

“How Democracies Die” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

I used to believe that the process in which a democracy turns into an autocracy was sudden, requiring the help of a military coup. Conversely, as learned in the book, democracies often die gradually. Demagogues come to power democratically and then slowly undermine the rules of democracy. But, is there a recognisable process or pattern […]

Local currencies

Benefits of local currencies

What I like about the French documentary “Demain” (or “Tomorrow” in English) is that it doesn’t only focus on the social/environmental problems of our century. Instead, concrete and creative examples on how to solve them are also offered. “Demain” is actually the first documentary that I have seen on this topic that has left me […]