April 10, 2018

11:30 AM, Longworth House Office Building 1540-A
3:00 PM, Russell Senate Office Building 188


Experts from Demos, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the Center for Economic and Policy Research discussed wealth, debt, and inequality, shared highlights of Demos' recent Everyone's Economy policy briefing book, and educated senior staffers on federal policies aimed at lifting up working people.  

Topics explored included:

  • Debt cycles that trap people in poverty vs. private equity;

  • Invisibility of poor and working class of color and the widening of the racial wealth gap, especially for black families;

  • Our “debt for diploma” higher education system;

  • Impact of tax policy on wealth inequality, child tax credit and immigrant families.

Panelists included:

Tamara Draut, Vice President, Policy & Research, Demos

Dr. Algernon Austin, Economist, Demos

Mark Huelsman, Senior Policy Analyst, Demos

Chye-Ching Huang, Deputy Director, Federal Tax Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 

Dr. Eileen Appelbaum, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research

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