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IL17: The Dangers to Democracy ft. Martin Wolf
10th May 2023 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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This episode features a discussion with Martin Wolf, the FT’s Chief Economics Commentator and “the world’s preeminent financial journalist”. Wolf’s new book The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism explains why the marriage between democracy and capitalism is breaking down, not from external threats but from within. He expands on these internal threats during our conversation, which he believes have the potential to end US democracy in the coming years and in his book he outlines a range of critical reforms we can undertake to avoid this fate. You won't want to miss this thought-provoking conversation.


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Episode TimeStamps:

02:23 - Introduction to Martin Wolf

07:45 - Why do capitalism and democracy go so well together?

14:46 - The conflicts between capitalism and democracy

18:43 - Is the risk to democracy global?

23:15 - A changed view after the election?

27:29 - Making process in a divided country

35:00 - A sign of desperation

36:58 - Success takes small steps?

44:35 - The importance of local democracies

50:58 - Thanks for listening

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