The Politics of A Pandemic | The GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution

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Recorded June 16, 2020 1PM PT

Our guest this week is Francis Fukuyama, the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and his new article in Foreign Affairs, "The Pandemic and Political Order” provides the topic for this edition of Good Fellows. The piece poses a slew of intriguing questions and issues that the Good Fellows opine on: What will the post-COVID pandemic world will look like? How will the global economy recover? Does the pandemic mark the end of Reaganism and Chicago School free market economics? If so, what comes next? Also, why have some countries have done better than others in dealing with the crisis so far, regardless of their political ideologies? Finally, even though the pandemic originated in China, East Asia has generally done better at managing the situation than Europe or the United States. Does this signal Asia’s continued domination of the world economy or is COVID shifting the economic tectonic plates under our feet? It’s a fascinating conversation that attempts to peek around the bend and predict what the world may look like over the next 18 to 24 months.

ABOUT THE SERIES

GoodFellows, a weekly Hoover Institution broadcast, features senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, and H.R. McMaster discussing the social, economic, and geostrategic ramifications of this changed world. They can’t banter over lunch these days, but they continue their spirited conversation online about what comes next, as we look forward to an end to the crisis.

For more in this series visit, https://www.hoover.org/goodfellows.
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