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TED talks: why mayors should rule the world – Benjamin Barber



While national politicians are debating major issues and stalling over policies, our city mayors are on the frontline, making decisions that affect people’s everyday lives. That’s why they should rule the world, says political theorist Benjamin Barber in this week’s featured TED talk.

Barber, the author of If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities, argues these men and women should be handed greater powers to get things done.

And their reach, he says, extends much further than just their own backyard. They are making things happen on a much wider scale, and solving problems for the good of the entire world.

To watch this video on the TED website, click here.