February 4, 2013
Equity and the Future of the American Economy
9:20 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
Knight Conference Center, 7th Floor
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C., 20001
A growing chorus of advocates, policymakers, and economists believe that the nation’s spiking racial and income inequality puts our economy at risk, and that equity is now an economic imperative in addition to a moral one. The conversation must now shift to policy. This half-day convening, sponsored by PolicyLink and the Service Employees International Union, explored on-the-ground solutions, policy strategies, and movement building needed for an equitable economy. A panel, titled "Equity as an Economic Imperative," featured Angela Glover Blackwell of PolicyLink (moderator), Manuel Pastor of the University of Southern California, Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Jacob Hacker of Yale University. For more information, visit the event website.