An Antidote to Apathy

Dave Meslin gave an excellent 7 minute talk at TEDxToronto about possible ways to break down barriers to participating in shaping our public realm.

Posted by dustin on April 14, 2011 with category tags of

big like.
   comment by maryam on April 19, 2011

Since 1970, when the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18, there have been almost no reforms to encourage participation. Most changes to the election laws in our lifetime have made it harder to participate.

Ask our friend Le Phil how many hoops he had to jump through to be a candidate. It's almost impossible, except for the five largest parties who have subsidies and tax breaks so that they can afford the lawyers and accountants needed to meet all the regulations.
   comment by Dye! on April 25, 2011

Comes down to marketing. We love the fun stuff and push off the hard stuff. It's knowing to take the high road, talking and promoting it, but taking the low road when we reach the goal, level, age etc. It's hard work that real, down to earth people do every day with no or little return. And it is the spark of an idea from one person that begins that antidote to put us back on the high road.
   comment by Garth Harris on April 8, 2012


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