Benjamin Barber

Why mayors should rule the world

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Filmed Jan 2013 at TEDGlobal 2013
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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
/ Political theorist

Benjamin Barber believes that the future of the world may lie with the politicians who implement practical change every day: mayors.  Full bio.

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