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How to Fix Democracy

Mar 31, 2020

Raghuram Rajan is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Previously, he was the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and the Chief Economist at the IMF. In this interview, hosted by Andrew Keen, Rajan calls capitalism today an uneven playing field that doesn’t efficiently skill people to meet the needs of the economy. This leads to unequal access to good jobs and growing income inequality. As a result, democracy has at times turned against capitalism. But Rajan reminds us that capitalism works best when there is economic competition, while democracy works best when there is political competition. With this in mind, Keen and Rajan discuss how these two forces can work better together.