How partisan media and social media conspired to kill the political center
Let's face it, the world has never been as polarized and destabilized as it is today. We never thought that we'd look back to the Cold War as an era of stability. So what killed the political center and truth?
Let's delve into the societal and economic factors that have driven extremism: 1) The death of leadership and the rise of entertaining politicians, 2) The decline of journalism and the worship of ratings/traffic, and 3) The brain drain from public service to the boon of private sector innovation