Monday, January 28, 2008
the davos question
This is quite an interesting phenomenon. World leaders asking EVERYONE: "What one thing do you think that countries, companies or individuals must do to make the world a better place in 2008?" Although this is for the World Economic Forum - an organization known for its attempts to spread neo-liberal ideals throughout the world, generally helping business by imposing free market principles upon "individuals and countries"- perhaps this is an attempt to "open" the political discourse. Can youtube be a space for political conversation which is not dependent or hampered by political hierarchies? At least from my experience with the CNN/Youtube debates, I would be skeptical, but what are your thoughts?