Voter Apathy

This week’s video considers in more detail the problem of voter apathy and how it is damaging to Western democracies. I also explore the possible causes of voter apathy including the commonly held view that all politicians are equally bad and show why this belief is both wrong and foolish. Other topics discussed in this video are related to how the mainstream media have moved the Overton window of viable political options to the right in the last thirty years. This has resulted in the degradation of the social safety net for the poorest and most vulnerable in society while also failing to address the concentration of large quantities of wealth into a tiny minority of super wealthy individuals and corporations.

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