A Post-Election Conversation on the Future of Democracy

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It's no surprise that many Americans feel disenchanted. From Occupy Wall Street and more recent racial and economic movements to the left and right populisms of the 2016 election, Americans across the ideological spectrum are increasingly concerned by the concentration of both private and public power. Are our post-election politics on the precipice of change?

According to Democracy Against Domination, a new book by New America fellow K. Sabeel Rahman, today's inequality crisis will only be solved with a complete overhaul of how we govern the modern economy. New forms of democratic action – strategies that tap into contemporary labor and racial justice movements – will be necessary to counteract both the legacies of the New Deal era and the problems of corporate power, too-big-to-fail finance, and political dysfunction today.

On the evening following Election Day, New America NYC evaluated the economic policies of the past eight years and what the next Administration can do to turn today's "New Gilded Age" into a more responsive, inclusive economy.

PARTICIPANTS

K. Sabeel Rahman  @ksabeelrahman
Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Fellow, New America
Author, Democracy Against Domination

Dorian Warren  @dorianwarren
Contributor, MSNBC
Fellow, Roosevelt Institute

Keesha Gaskins  @keeshagaskins
Director, Democratic Practice Program, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Daniel Altschuler  @altochulo
Managing Director, Make the Road Action
Director of Civic Engagement and Research, Make the Road New York

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K. Sabeel Rahman was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow and author of Democracy Against Domination. He is an assistant professor of law at Brooklyn Law School.