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Steve Garguilo

Emerging Markets, Johnson & Johnson

TEDCRED 500+

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Given the polarizing state of US politics, how can individuals with passion and ideas not fall victim to apathy when it comes to government?

It seems the US political landscape continues to become more and more polarized as the two most popular political parties engage in activities and mud-slinging for purposes of one-upmanship while the critical problems of our time remain unsolved.

How can the millions of people around the world with good ideas and a passion for change bring about creative solutions given the constraints of this government? Many seem to have become apathetic, thinking that no one can ever be elected to an office without stooping to the level of this bickering and polarization. How can we inspire these people to believe that change is possible? Will we ever see a political state in the US that is not like it is today?

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