Political risk strategist Ian Bremmer tells Business Insider that Americans should worry—but not about economic growth.
“I don’t think we have to worry so much about the trajectory of the U.S. economy, but we do have to worry about whether people will continue to support a United States that [does not act] to keep barriers low, because ultimately that reversal towards protectionism will hurt us,” he says.
His new book, Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in A G-Zero World, describes a current global paradigm in which American influence is fading without a new power stepping in to fill the void. That said, the U.S. could very well reap the rewards of this situation.
We ask Bremmer why he thinks that inequality and not entrepreneurship is truly at risk in the U.S., and hear his take on what is wrong with American politics.
Produced by Daniel Goodman and Kamelia Angelova