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China Shock & What the World Thinks of the U.S.

Episode Summary

China's rise as an economic powerhouse has had huge impacts on the American economy, workers, and politics. But what if we've been looking at it all wrong? And, what does the rest of the industrialized world think of us? What the data shows and why it's so worrisome.

Episode Notes

Special Guest Dr. Gordon Hanson, co-author of On the Persistence of the China Shock,  joins us to discuss his research. He's looked at the Chinese economic transformation from 1990 onwards and has discovered fascinating insights into what the U.S. got wrong in dealing with it -- and what we can learn from those mistakes. One big finding is that the impact was, and still is, very different depending on where in the U.S. you live.

Next, a new Pew Research study of 17 countries with advanced economies and how their citizens view different aspects of America. Some of the highlighted topics in the study are our healthcare system, model of democracy, discrimination, military, and approval of the President. Spoiler alert! It ain't pretty.

Finally, our fun fact is just in time for Thanksgiving! You are definitely going to want to stay to get a piece of this one!

Dr. Gordon Hanson is the Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and co-editor of 3 publications, including the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Find more of his research here.

Follow Dr. Gordon Hanson on Twitter: @gordon_h_hanson


About Poll Hub

Each week, Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what polls really show, and what the numbers really mean. Poll Hub is produced by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, home of America’s leading independent college public opinion poll, the Marist Poll.

Lee Miringoff (Director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion), Barbara Carvalho (Director of the Marist Poll), and Jay DeDapper (Director of Innovation at the Marist Poll) dig deep to give you a look at the inner workings of polls and what they tell us about our world, our country, and ourselves.