Polarization, Broken Government, and the 2014 National Election

Monday, May 5, 2014
Capitol Building
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David Brady, the deputy director and Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the state of US governance in his talk entitled “Polarization, Broken Government, and the 2014 National Election.” He began by suggesting that, relative to the rest of the world, the US government is not as broken as one might suppose. Instead, he argues that government is indecisive due to large economic transformations in the past few decades. Continuing to compare our current political and economic climate to historical examples, he ends by discussing the implications for the upcoming election.

Recorded May 5, 2014.