Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads (Carles Boix)

Oct 08 2019
By B. Rose Kelly
Topics Politics
Source Woodrow Wilson School

Free markets and representative elections triumphed throughout the 20th century, giving rise to a robust form of democratic capitalism. Today, this is under threat due to insurgent populism, extreme polarization, and crippling income inequality.

How did we get here, and where are we going next? Carles Boix traces the history of democratic capitalism and how it’s evolving in his new book, “Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads: Technological Change and the Future of Politics.” We discuss it on the show today.

Boix is the Robert Garrett Professor of Politics and Public Affairs in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Endnotes takes listeners behind the cover and through the pages of books on politics, policy, and more - all written by faculty at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. A WooCast production, the show is hosted by B. Rose Kelly, communications manager and senior writer. You can listen to all episodes here