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Does Democracy Always Work? A Debate

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Does Democracy Always Work? A Debate
June 17, 2013 8:00 pm
June 23, 2013 10:00 pm
May 28, 2013
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All around the world, democratic governments seem unable to constrain their spending. Sovereign debt crises present a real threat in most of the western world, and yet government debt continues to spiral out of control as politicians consistently fail to pass the reforms necessary to cut spending. In the wake of the unwillingness of democratic governments to face these challenges, more and more people are asking: How well does democracy actually work?


Diana Thomas, Assistant Professor of Economics at Utah State University, provides an overview of the topic in a week-long Learn Liberty Academy program.


She will be joined by two guest scholars for a debate over whether or not democracy works. Sign up for the program to take part in this debate starting on June 17th to match wits with your peers and our expert commentators!




You will have access to online videos and lectures on the topic. You can also participate in debates on the issue, which will culminate in a live debate between two professors on June 20th. Note that their arguments will be shaped by your participation!

A couple of hours during the week will provide you with an excellent overview of the topic and a signed certificate of completion (Certificates only available to US Residents). If you’d like to complete the session with distinction and get special perks like free books, invitations to exclusive in-person educational programs, personalized letters of recommendation, and other opportunities, you might want to commit yourself to about 5 a week to make it happen.

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