Economic Issues

Democracy and capitalism: The recession and the 2020 election

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September 08, 2020

Keith Hennessey, Isabel Sawhill

Hosted by Bob Bruner

Increasingly political candidates charge that the capitalist system is “rigged” in ways that thwart democratic processes and favor important players and interests in the capitalist economy. We explore how the disruption of 2020 and a looming recession affect this dynamic—and what the influence on the 2020 election will be.