In our democracies we have started to worry more about who’s getting more votes instead of questioning the competency of the ones voted for. Is he/she competent enough to be a leader? Does she/he have enough experience? We’ve forgotten all those “little” details which has lead into a vicious cycle of changing leaders almost daily.
It’s a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there’s more than one way to run a successful modern nation.