- Low voter literacy, turnout, and engagement.
- Shortage of highly qualified and visionary candidates.
- Blind belief in American exceptionalism.
- Growing public antipathy toward government.
- Two-party gridlock preventing needed legislation.
- Growing role of money in politics.
- Gerrymandering empowering incumbents to get re-elected forever.
- Caucuses and primaries leading candidates to adopt more extreme positions.
- Continuous conflict between the President and Congress.
- Continuous conflict between the federal and state governments.
- The Supreme Court's readiness to revise legislative actions.
- The difficulty of passing new amendments.
- The difficulty of developing a sound foreign policy.
- Making government agencies more accountable.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Add Political Risk to Your Evaluation Matrix
From Democracy in Decline: Rebuilding its Future by Philip Kotler - fourteen short comings in our democracy: