Brink Lindsey

No Jargon Podcast Guest, Vice President and Director of the Open Society Project, The Niskanen Center

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Lindsey's current research focuses on policy responses to slow growth and high inequality. He has written on a wide range of topics, including trade policy, globalization, American social and cultural history, and the nature of human capital. 

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The Captured Economy: How the Powerful Enrich Themselves, Slow Down Growth and Increase Inequality (with Steven Teles) (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Identifies a common factor between slow economic growth and increasing inequality: breakdowns in democratic governance that allow wealthy special interests to capture the policymaking process for their own benefit. Documents the proliferation of regressive regulations that redistribute wealth and income up the economic scale while stifling entrepreneurship and innovation.