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George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders

George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders

(20:07) Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou proposes a revival of democracy, but on a global scale. If corporations are too big to fail, then maybe democracy could also become too big to fail. TEDTalks 2013.

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again with the climate change, what a fuken idiot! i'm not listening to one more word from this brainwashed sheep! climate change isn't real people, wake the fuk up! what an arse whipe!
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again with the climate change, what a fuken idiot! i'm not listening to one more word from this brainwashed sheep! climate change isn't real people, wake the fuk up! what an arse whipe!
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Guest: amare (2618 days ago)
he is the perfect man to talk about failling democracy. He was and still is a member of the party that that disfuctioned democracy in Greece. And of course he is the perfect man to talk about gathering wealth. Ask him about his brothers and the business they make. He is a politician and only tries to convince people about his agenda. A total hypocrite. I am worried about his intensions.
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he is the perfect man to talk about failling democracy. He was and still is a member of the party that that disfuctioned democracy in Greece. And of course he is the perfect man to talk about gathering wealth. Ask him about his brothers and the business they make. He is a politician and only tries to convince people about his agenda. A total hypocrite. I am worried about his intensions.
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United States of Europe.
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United States of Europe.
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Guest: rossglory (2618 days ago)
absolutely spot on. how many politicians are there? why has no one suggested a merges and acquisitions phase for national govts. cut out the waste and have one extremely efficient global govt. i like it!
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absolutely spot on. how many politicians are there? why has no one suggested a merges and acquisitions phase for national govts. cut out the waste and have one extremely efficient global govt. i like it!
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (2616 days ago)
I agree, but I it's not about efficiency. We, the people, collectively, is the only organisation powerful enough to fight climate change and corporatism. If a million people vowed that their next car would not be fossil fuelled, then car manufacturers would take note, and the move away from oil would speed up a bit. If a million people vowed that their next phone would not be an Apple until they paid fair taxes, then Apple would pay more tax. We need a globalised economy run in the interests of all people, not just the very richest. I think democratising Europe in the way George Papandreou is suggesting is the right direction and we should get on with it asap - work out the problems as we go along.
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I agree, but I it's not about efficiency. We, the people, collectively, is the only organisation powerful enough to fight climate change and corporatism. If a million people vowed that their next car would not be fossil fuelled, then car manufacturers would take note, and the move away from oil would speed up a bit. If a million people vowed that their next phone would not be an Apple until they paid fair taxes, then Apple would pay more tax. We need a globalised economy run in the interests of all people, not just the very richest. I think democratising Europe in the way George Papandreou is suggesting is the right direction and we should get on with it asap - work out the problems as we go along.
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Guest: black prince (2612 days ago)
Latest comment: ok what a load of cods wallop. typical of former prime ministers full of info but when in power got no IDEA yep no IDEA.
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Latest comment: ok what a load of cods wallop. typical of former prime ministers full of info but when in power got no IDEA yep no IDEA.
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