Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Next Age of Government

TED this year had an amazing line up ~ and a few of the videos are available already!

David Cameron, the leader of Britain's Conservative Party says we're entering a new era -- where governments themselves have less power (and less money) and people empowered by technology have more. Tapping into new ideas on behavioral economics, he explores how these trends could be turned into smarter policy.
(Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in London; viewed via satellite in Long Beach, CA.

There are problems with the embed code from TED ~ I'll put the correct code in as soon as it is fixed





If you think it’s all about money, you can only measure success in healthcare, education or policing by spending more money, or measure progress by spending more money, we will have a miserable time. If you think other things matter, like family, friendship, community or values, then actually this is an incredibly exciting time to be in politics.

There isn’t any money to do the things that politicians want to do. There isn’t going to be a lot more money because of the huge deficits we face.