After 2016, Politics Can’t Be Someone Else’s Problem
In Episode 16 of Achieve Great Things, Sara-Jayne Terp talks money in politics, disinformation, and why local engagement is key to progress.
Data scientist Sara-Jayne Terp says that polarization, money in politics, and widespread disinformation have made elections in the United States resemble “money-driven dictatorial campaigns” abroad. Meanwhile, advances in data science and advertising increasingly let powerful actors to “buy people’s belief sets.”
How can we respond? By taking chances, focusing on local engagement, and remembering to trust people when they say what they need.