WU matters. WU talks. The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism
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The central role played by populism in the political arena of Western societies raises important questions concerning the interaction of economic and political systems, as well as the sustainability of current liberal democratic structures. What is the nature of the marriage between capitalism and democracy? Can it endure? If so, what changes are needed?
These are the questions to be addressed in this lecture, which will discuss the complex history of the relationship between free-market capitalism and democracy, consider how the current stresses between the two have developed and assess whether and how this relationship might be restored to health.
Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
Ewald Nowotny, Governor, National Bank of Austria
Harald Badinger, Vice-Rector for Financial Affairs, WU