Location: McDonough Hall Fifth Floor Faculty Lounge
Date: April 12, 2024

According to a recent Gallup poll, the percentage of Americans that have “a great deal or fair amount” of trust in the news has fallen from 70% in the 1970s to 32% in the fall of 2023, and those that say they “have no trust at all” has grown from 6% to 39%.  Deepening political divisions and the rise of social media must be partially to blame, but how might market forces have factored into this significant shift?  Professor Steve Hills, Director of Georgetown Law’s Business Law Scholars program, will join Professor Jim Feinerman and Denny Center Executive Director Bruce Shaw to discuss the causes, consequences, and potential solutions to the tarnished reputation of this important democratic institution.

This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Denny Center for Democratic Capitalism.


Stephen P. Hills, Visiting Professor and Founding Director of Georgetown Law’s Business Law Scholars Program

James Feinerman, James and Catherine Denny Chair in Democratic Capitalism; James M. Morita Professor of Asian Legal Studies; Faculty Director, Georgetown Center for Asian Law

Bruce Shaw, Executive Director of the Denny Center for Democratic Capitalism

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