The U.S. election has come, but not quite gone as President Trump continues to resist the otherwise apparent victory of Joe Biden. Notwithstanding that drama, what did the voting tell us about America, Americans, and democracy?
Scott Miller, political and business consultant, and Josh Steiner, investor and adviser to Bloomberg LP, are deeply immersed in U.S. politics, from significantly different perspectives. In this episode of New Thinking for a New World, they dissect the voting and the candidates. Six months ago, in our “The American Condition” episode they were optimistic that the U.S. would cope with the stresses of a difficult, partisan year. Are they still?
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Scott Miller is a leading strategic and marketing consultant to some of America’s most important companies and most important politicians, of both parties. He has authored books on leadership, marketing and strategic thinking and has founded the reform-focused, non partisan political movements, “WeNeedSmith.com” and “A Promise to America.” You can read his arm’s length bio here.
Joshua Steiner is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Castleton Commodities, and is a Senior Adviser at Bloomberg, L.P., where he previously was Head of Industry Verticals. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Mr. Steiner co-founded and was co-president of Quadrangle Group, LLC. Before co-founding Quadrangle, he was a Managing Director at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC. From 1993 to 1995 he served as Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Mr. Steiner currently serves on the boards of Yale University, the International Rescue Committee and the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University.