“Demagoguery is an appeal to people that plays on their emotions and prejudices rather than on their rational side. Demagoguery is a manipulative approach - often associated with dictators and sleazy politicians - that appeals to the worst nature of people.”
Definition from vocabulary.com
There is a strange poignancy about seeing the US mid-term elections unfold just days before such a significant anniversary of remembrance. We have on display both present and past examples of human susceptibility to demagoguery, demonstrating its immense power over individual self-determination.
Throughout history there have been, and still are in abundance, those who can whip up crowd fever. Its appeal to the herd instinct can overcome both common sense and intelligence and the results can be devastating, as we have seen time and again in the 20th century.
So please READ ON .. as this week we explore this fundamental weakness in our human psyche, and ask if anything can help us moderate it.
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In a new partnership with publishers Harriman House, Share Radio has produced its first audiobook 'Superinvestors', written by Matthew Partridge and read by some of Share Radio's best known presenters: Simon Rose, Fenella Fudge, Glen Thompsett, Ed Bowsher and accomplished actor David Ricardo Pearce, whose ancestor is featured in the book.
Welcome to Gavin Oldham's full presentation describing his vision for egalitarian capitalism.
The main set of proposals are as follows:
Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young.
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