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June 29, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern)

Divided We Fall: How Business Can Depolarize the U.S. • Part 4

Organizer: Niskanen Center and Business for America

For years, the Harvard Business School Competitiveness Report has found that political dysfunction is the No. 1 barrier to economic competitiveness. Political polarization is a root cause of that dysfunction. But how do we fix it?

In this session, we'll explore public policy approaches to addressing the polarization at the root of America's political dysfunction, including anti-gerrymandering, nonpartisan primaries, and ranked-choice voting. We'll discuss how our current system incentivizes bad behavior. We'll also explore how introducing more choice and competition into politics helps increase voter participation, increase diversity among winning candidates, reduces toxicity during elections, and increases bipartisan collaboration while in office.

This is the fourth of a four-part webinar series to discuss the root causes of political polarization, its social and economic costs, and what the business community can do to reduce division and have the greatest unifying impact.

Location: Webinar

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