Chicago Booth scholars answer ‘The Big Question’

Video series features UChicago experts tackling pressing issues in business and economics

Does the Web Cause Political Polarization?

Chicago Booth Prof. Matthew Gentzkow, Law School Prof. Brian Leiter, and Chicago Sun-Times Editor-in-Chief Jim Kirk consider whether the Internet pushes conservatives and liberals further apart.


Photo by Robert Kozloff

“The Big Question” is a monthly video series launched in January 2013 by Capital Ideas at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Featuring UChicago scholars and outside experts, the conversations address current issues in business and economics, and how those fields intersect with policy and society. In the past six months, experts have discussed topics ranging from the U.S. economy and fiscal policy to the Eurozone crisis to the effect of the Internet on retailers and political opinions.