Democracy is pretty darn appealing as a solution to the world’s problems. The idea of giving everyone an equal say sure feels good in theory but how often do we put it into practice? This week, In The Loop has an unconventional take on democracy’s flaws and appeal — asking former members of a cult, a high school debate team, a band and our studio audience what they think. Is democracy our natural inclination? Can one size fit all? And how does Elmo fit into it?
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The Smarts cram the square peg of democracy into the round hole of song-writing. And end up with a sweet new song.
D is for Democracy
Isn't it nice that we finally figured out how to live together in harmony? Everybody's happy and we all get along.
Freedom Isn't Free
Banjos and Freedom. Jeff and The Smarts try to figure out exactly how much it all costs.
Sad but true. For a longer explanation, see this note from Jeff on our Facebook page.
Your world, your news — remixed.
Meet Jeff and Sanden, and find out what our deal is.
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