Tense as it has been, the waiting period before Inauguration Day, not knowing what a Trump administration is going to look like, will not likely be the worst part of the recent election. All indications say the 45th president will want to turn back the clock on education, income inequality, immigration, the environment and other issues. To gain a glimpse of the shape of things to come, Capital & Main recently began interviewing a range of thinkers on what the months and years following January 20 will probably bring – and what options are available to keep that clock running forward.
- Judith Lewis Mernit gets a pessimistic assessment (tinged with a bit of hope) from climate-change activist Bill McKibben.
- Danny Feingold asks author and political commentator Robert Reich if we can expect Trump to help the middle class and working families to any degree at all.
- Bobbi Murray talks to labor icon Maria Elena Durazo about defending the rights of America’s immigrants.
- Erin Aubry Kaplan interviews economist and Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren about race relations and what to expect in the Trump era.
- Bobbi Murray speaks to author Barbara Ehrenreich on the challenges women will face over the next four years.
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