How an investment in education can save democracy

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EDGE of CHAOS’- Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth - and How to Fix It’ by Dambisa Moyo, is the latest book by this prizewinning economist who was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine in 2009. The Financial Times, in their praise of Moyo, nailed it when they wrote, “If we do have to face facts, Moyo is our woman. So much has been packed into it, that the book is impossible to read without learning something.”

While the book focuses on the geopolitical, social and economic dynamics of countries, the messages and sage advice can and should be considered by organizational leaders in every segment of our society. One of the most powerful arguments Moyo makes is the prerequisite answers to the challenges we face is the investment that needs to be made in education as a foundational pillar. Those jurisdictions who fail on this, will fail economically, politically and will fail socially all of which fuels the demise of democracy.