Megachange is upending the world

A surfer drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazare

Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies and author of “Megachange: Economic Disruption, Political Upheaval, and Social Strife in the 21st Century,” analyzes how recent dramatic disruptions in trends, such as the rise of Donald Trump and Brexit, are challenging institutions and societies.

Also in this episode, David Wessel, senior fellow and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal on Monetary Policy, talks about the types of economic policies that we can expect from a Trump presidency.

Finally, Vanda Felbab-Brown, senior fellow in Foreign Policy and the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, answers a listener’s question on what President Trump can do about NAFTA in our regular “Ask an Expert” segment.

Show Notes:

Four scenarios for a Trump presidency

Stunned again by megachange

After Election 2016

Economic issues in the presidential election

Productivity and Election 2016

The United States and Mexico: Moving beyond the election’s vitriol and strengthening a multifaceted partnership

Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo and producer Vanessa Sauter, and also thanks for additional support from Eric Abalahin, Jessica Pavone, Nawal Atallah, Basseem Maleki, and Rebecca Viser.

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