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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x178 Benjamin Barber: Why mayors should rule the world
TV-PG

  • 2013-09-19T23:00:00-05:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

It often seems like federal-level politicians care more about creating gridlock than solving the world's problems. So who's actually getting bold things done? City mayors. So, political theorist Benjamin Barber suggests: Let's give them more control over global policy. Barber shows how these "urban homeboys" are solving pressing problems on their own turf — and maybe in the world.

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