(TED) 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.
Benjamin Barber believes that the future of the world may lie with the politicians who implement practical change every day: mayors.
With some major logical fallacies, this talk still gets to the essence of our modern condition–the fall of the nation-state and the return of the city-state.