Filmmaker Jon Croft on the Future of Governance, Technology, Storytelling

Film Producer and Director Jon Croft joins David Gornoski to reflect on the work of anthropologist Rene Girard and its significance in politics and culture. In light of the socio-political unrest around us right now, have people lost their belief in the American dream? Jon says that what we’re seeing now is the gradual death of democracy and in such a state it would be wise to subject government to voluntary market choices. How does creativity and innovation uplift a society? Jon gives us the example of filmmaking, which wouldn’t be effective without creative freedom. How do narratives shape society? Is there any difference between mainstream news coverage and filmmaking? Listen to the full episode to hear more.

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