Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Alan Krueger to Discuss the Rise and Consequences of Inequality
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Alan Krueger to Discuss the Rise and Consequences of Inequality

Washington D.C. — On Thursday, January 12, Dr. Alan Krueger, chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, will join Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden for a conversation about how inequality threatens both the middle class and the economy at large.

In a speech last month, President Barack Obama said that the kind of inequality that we have in America today, higher than at any time since the Great Depression, "hurts us all." He went on to outline how growing inequality and a shrinking middle class are at the root of our economic problems. These trends mean less stable consumption, unsustainable debt, a concentration of power in the hands of the few, and the unraveling of the American Dream that portrays the United States as a land of opportunity for anyone who works hard and plays by the rules. In short, an economy that doesn’t work for all of us, isn’t working.


  • Dr. Alan Krueger, Chairman, President’s Council of Economic Advisers; former Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist, US Department of Treasury
  • Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress


January 12, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

Map & Directions

Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

To confirm your attendance at this event, email Katie Peters at [email protected].