With the presidential campaigns touching on equality, freedom, and the nature of American democracy but not fully exploring these ideas, the Cornell Program on Ethics and Public Life is hosting a series with visiting Scholars on "Deep Issues of the 2012 Elections: Equality, Liberty and Democracy."

This second lecture of the series, focusing on the interaction of politics and economic inequality, is provided by Larry Bartels, Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt.