The U.S. was questioning its ability to lead the world. The structures of the global economy seemed outdated. There were deep tensions between those who sought to put America first and those who recognized the future of US growth lay in the global economy. It sounds a lot like today. But it was 1971. In a brilliant new book, former Yale School of Management Dean and top U.S. government official Jeffrey E. Garten describes how over one weekend the leaders of the Nixon Administration got together and set a new course for the U.S. and the world economy. The resonances with today are unmistakable and the lessons are essential. We discuss with former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce Robert Hormats, Financial Times columnist Rana Foroohar and Garten. Don’t miss this special episode of the podcast.
July 30, 2021