The democratic model and economic growth
Ever since the post-war period, and even more so after the financial crisis of 2008, a general feeling of anxiety is spreading throughout the world, especially on a political level. The rise in popularity of populist movements seems to be a direct result of public discontent. Events such as the election of Donald Trump in the United States, or the British people's vote for Brexit, seem to be the direct manifestation of popular discontent with globalization: the same ideal that for decades has been the engine of global economic growth. But what we find with a closer look, is dissatisfaction with governments, which have failed to implement adequate policies to ensure growth.
For decades, the United States has been an example of prosperity, inspiring countless countries to adopt a democratic model, putting the rights and freedoms of their citizens first. While the cultures we encounter around the world may change, in every country people are looking for the same thing from their governments: an education system that allows them to improve their social status, a healthcare system that allows them to live well, and policies that promote employment.
What is emerging in recent years is the clear failure of Western democracies to implement adequate measures to promote economic growth.
The key ideas of "Edge of Chaos"
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