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