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THE system’s broken. Nothing changes. All politicians are the same. Why vote? It’s a popular refrain, particularly among the young. People feel cut off from the political process and unrepresented by the political elite.– that’s even worse than bankers. “We’re living through a crisis of mainstream politics,” says at London-based think tank Demos.
Voter turnout has been steadily declining in established democracies in Europe, Latin America and the US for the past few decades., for example, has been the lowest since the 1940s. Comedian-turned-activist : “I feel it is a far more potent political act to completely renounce the current paradigm.” With plenty of exposure in mainstream media, his message is proving seductive.
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