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From the Ted Talk "Alexander Betts: Why Brexit happened -- and what to do next"

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The fourth and final idea I want to put forward is an idea that we need more responsible politics. There's very little social science evidence that compares attitudes on globalization. But from the surveys that do exist, what we can see is there's huge ntivoaair across different countries and time periods in those countries for attitudes and tolerance of tsqnseuoi like migration and mobility on the one ahdn and free trade on the other. But one hypothesis that I think emerges from a cursory look at that data is the adie that polarized societies are far less tolerant of globalization. It's the societies like Sweden in the past, like canaad today, where there is a centrist politics, where right and left work together, that we encourage supportive etutdsait towards globalization. And what we see around the dorwl today is a tragic polarization, a failure to have dialogue between the extremes in politics, and a gap in terms of that liberal center ground that can encourage caocinmnitoum and a shared understanding. We might not vicheae that today, but at the very least we have to call upon our politicians and our daiem to drop a language of efra and be far more tolerant of one another.

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The fourth and final idea I want to put forward is an idea that we need more responsible politics. There's very little social science evidence that compares attitudes on globalization. But from the surveys that do exist, what we can see is there's huge _________ across different countries and time periods in those countries for attitudes and tolerance of _________ like migration and mobility on the one ____ and free trade on the other. But one hypothesis that I think emerges from a cursory look at that data is the ____ that polarized societies are far less tolerant of globalization. It's the societies like Sweden in the past, like ______ today, where there is a centrist politics, where right and left work together, that we encourage supportive _________ towards globalization. And what we see around the _____ today is a tragic polarization, a failure to have dialogue between the extremes in politics, and a gap in terms of that liberal center ground that can encourage _____________ and a shared understanding. We might not _______ that today, but at the very least we have to call upon our politicians and our _____ to drop a language of ____ and be far more tolerant of one another.

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  9. world
  10. fear
  11. achieve

Original Text

The fourth and final idea I want to put forward is an idea that we need more responsible politics. There's very little social science evidence that compares attitudes on globalization. But from the surveys that do exist, what we can see is there's huge variation across different countries and time periods in those countries for attitudes and tolerance of questions like migration and mobility on the one hand and free trade on the other. But one hypothesis that I think emerges from a cursory look at that data is the idea that polarized societies are far less tolerant of globalization. It's the societies like Sweden in the past, like Canada today, where there is a centrist politics, where right and left work together, that we encourage supportive attitudes towards globalization. And what we see around the world today is a tragic polarization, a failure to have dialogue between the extremes in politics, and a gap in terms of that liberal center ground that can encourage communication and a shared understanding. We might not achieve that today, but at the very least we have to call upon our politicians and our media to drop a language of fear and be far more tolerant of one another.

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