Dr. Barry Eichengreen joins the podcast to discuss a study on how young people see government based on its ability to deal with a public health disaster.
The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has spread around the United States for months, with little signs of abating. The public health crisis has been marred by ineffective messaging, resource shortages and a fractured response by the federal government.
Dr. Barry Eichengreen is a Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California - Berkeley. He is a co-author on a recently-released paper, "The Political Scar of Epidemics," that examines the legacy of the pandemic for trust in government through the lens of previous pandemics.