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Democracy is good, right?

Well, it’s complicated. Because of the tremendous scope for corruption, not all democracy is equally good. It’s a topic that bears much discussion, but for now, here are six ways we can immediately improve our democracy:

1. Education

“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

What would happen if we updated our education system? Geared it toward creating capable, autonomous adults instead of people who are accustomed to rote and following an uninspiring routine?

If people learnt how to think for themselves at school, and think incisively, they would be less likely succumb to manipulation and false arguments in debate and politics. It’s clear such an approach could provide the most important positive change to our democratic choices. And it needn’t be so drastic. Integrating Critical Thinking as…

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