Young people need to become more politically engaged to make change for the better in U.S. politics and policy, says businessman, media mogul & political observer Mort Zuckerman
We need effective leadership in government to make change and improvements in vital areas such as education and government – and we’re sorely lacking in that department right now, says Mort Zuckerman, chairman and editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World Report, businessman and political observer. Watch Zuckerman discuss how young people can make political changes for the better:
“People are going to have to find some way to express their views and make sure we elect people who are willing to do the right thing, the right policy, and not just worry about their re-election,” Zuckerman said.
So how do we make our political system better, particularly amidst the partisan acrimony? Get involved.
“The people who really care about this country have just got to get active and stay active and not let the country get controlled by two ideologies that are just too extreme,” he said. “Ideology is not going to solve the problem; pragmatism is going to solve the problem.”
He continued: “If the young people don’t get involved, the old people are going to continue to screw it up.”
genConnect was credentialed press at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colo., where we interviewed the premier speakers and attendees at the conference. For more of our video interviews and articles from the Ideas Festival, click here.
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