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The Third Pillar: Are Communities Being Left Behind?

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Raghuram Rajan, former Governor, Bank of India, examined whether a shift to strengthening and empowering local communities could be the answer to growing economic disparity and political unrest.
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Raghuram Rajan
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We're doing it wrong. As government and the market economy, two highly debated and complex pillars of our society, become more sophisticated and powerful, the core of society, the community, the third pillar, is being lost. When the gap between communities and the political and economic elite grows too wide, it has manifested itself in violence and populism. With communities left out of the equation, Raghuram Rajan suggests that we are "doing it wrong." In an era of globalization and digital connectivity, what does a healthy third pillar look like? Will a shift to strengthening and empowering local communities be the answer to growing economic disparity and political unrest?

About the Speakers
Raghuram Rajan
Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Raghuram Rajan is the Katherine Dusak Miller distinguished service professor of finance at University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He's also on the Council's Board of Directors and was the 23rd governor of the Reserve Bank of India 2013-2016.