Festival of Ideas 2013 - Debate: Some Things are too Important for Democracy

Is our democracy failing us on the big issues? Is people power really going to deliver a healthier, happier world for all? Does the electoral cycle frustrate and discourage the important long term planning required for a sustainable society? Or, as Churchill is so often paraphrased, is it simply the least worst form of government? Join two powerful minds as they weight the deficits of mob rule against unpalatable alternatives!

Co-Chairs: Norman Swan and Anna Rose Debaters: Nick Moraitis and Greg Barns Moderator: James Gray Panellists: Luo Xiaopeng and Robert Manne