Familiar faces will lead the General Assembly as it starts work again in 2019. Rick Henderson offers a legislative preview for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Donald van der Vaart assesses the political impact of a movement to base investments on environmental, social, and governance — ESG — criteria. Professor Thad Calabrese of New York University highlights problems linked to using selective taxes to fund public pension benefits.

Johns Hopkins political scientist Steven Teles discusses the role government plays in economic inequality. Plus you’ll hear highlights from the recent legislative debate over placing a voter ID requirement into state law.