Charlotte Talks: Can Two-Party Politics Solve America's Problems?

Sep 4, 2019

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019

American politics is, essentially, a duopoly - two political parties that set the rules under which government operates. But Katherine Gehl argues that approach is destroying democracy.

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Has the two-party system of politics worn out its welcome?

Katherine Gehl, a former business executive, says America's current political failings are the result of Republicans and Democrats both having a lock on politics, stifling any competition in the marketplace of politics.

And it's no longer working, Gehl says.

Gehl and Harvard's Michael Porter co-authored a report on how that lack of competition is failing politics, and will be discussing their potential solutions for breaking up the duopoly at Davidson College.


Katherine Gehl, co-founder of Democracy Found, a bipartisan group seeking electoral reforms in Wisconsin (@katherinegehl)


"The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy" featuring Ms. Gehl and Michael Porter, will be held at Davidson College on Sept. 12. More details here.