Increased polarization in the United States has meant more political homogeneity across digital, social, and civic spaces. But what about workplaces, where so many Americans spend so much of their time? Chicago Booth’s Elisabeth Kempf has research looking at political alignment within corporate executive teams, and whether or how much it has increased over time. On this episode of the Capitalisn’t podcast, hosts Luigi Zingales and Bethany McLean sit down with Kempf to understand the factors that could be influencing this trend, legal structures that may or may not protect against discrimination based on political views, executive departures that may be politically motivated, and why we might care about political diversity in the workplace at all.

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