TED Talks: A tale of two political systems

 

1. Adaptability – flexibility, changing to accommodate external forces
2. Meritocracy – rule by deserving and successful people, earning your position by good performance
3. Legitimacy – having a moral claim to your right to rule over others.
4. A putdown (criticism, disrespect)
5. Meta-narrative – not sure but I think he means a claim that one method/path is the panacea for all ills.
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Lee Wright 9:03 PM
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A Tale of Two Political Systems
One-party system of China
Democracies in other countries
He compared the two using statistics.
He makes a case that the one-party system is superior.
Their population has a very high approval rating of their government.
Self-correcting system of government
They are NOT a good neighbor though.
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Gerard Arbat 9:09 PM
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Lee Wright 9:10 PM
Total power is a two-edged sword.
Many parts of China are poor.
Right now they are the world’s cheap labor force.
First Japan, then Taiwan, then China.
I personally don’t like our two-party system.
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Gerard Arbat 9:14 PM
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Lee Wright 9:15 PM
Their worldview is limited.
Overall they are a naive people.
Propaganda teaches them that China is the best country in the world, and everyone is against them.
Devil’s Advocate
China doesn’t respect Intellectual property rights. They steal other people’s technology by coersion.
They have QQ, Wechat, Baidu, Alibaba…
They resist foreign influence.
trial-and-error
Every time our party control changes, everything the other party did is undone.
We never build upon what was done previously..
Merit = praise
to merit = to deserve something
merit = qualifications
good performance elevates you
Hillary Clinton…
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Vasanth Prabakar 9:25 PM
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Lee Wright 9:26 PM
Sometimes “power goes to their head” and they forget about the “little people”.
monarchy
royal family
Thailand
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Vasanth Prabakar 9:27 PM
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Lee Wright 9:27 PM
North Korea
Meritocracy sounds ideal…
anyone who works hard and performs well should be allowed to do so for the benefit of others
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Vasanth Prabakar 9:30 PM
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Lee Wright 9:31 PM
civil duty
Democracies are not happy people now.
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Gerard Arbat 9:32 PM
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Lee Wright 9:32 PM
They are too divided.
The parties are too selfish.
They care about self instead of country.
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Vasanth Prabakar 9:32 PM
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Lee Wright 9:33 PM
Sarah Palin was ignorant of everything!
campaign promises
no-confidence vote
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me 9:36 PM
Legitimacy
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Lee Wright 9:36 PM
legitimate = legal
a moral standing
Puppet governments
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Gerard Arbat 9:40 PM
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Lee Wright 9:40 PM
legitimacy is somewhat subjective
The Bible put me in power. God makes me legitimate.
If they people are amenable that you control their lives, then they have given your legitimacy.
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Vasanth Prabakar 9:41 PM
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Lee Wright 9:42 PM
We are under a time limit.
We had people who chose NOT to vote for Clinton or Trump.
Their voice was not heard. They should have voted for the lesser of the two evils at least.
this election was the worst choice we’ve ever had.
No merit
I like no-party system.
Meta = overview, large-scale scope
metadata
meta-cognition
metadata (IT)
India – multiple parties, one per caste
alliances between parties
two-parties
Spain – five or six parties
alliances are probably needed to win
Ukraine = many parties
Russia – ?
Senate
one party
smaller unimportant parties
Fractured-party system
We pay companies to do polls.
Slipped the law in at midnight.
Do it “in the cold light of day”.
We have “secret ballot”, yet people ask who we voted for. They really should ask that question.
should not ask…
register (‘j’)
evalaute
evaluate it
discuss it
limit the price of cars that the government can buy

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