Washington, D.C. — On Friday, June 8, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) will join the Center for American Progress for a conversation on how policymakers and politicians should understand, confront, and remedy growing U.S. inequality—and strengthen the middle class.
The discussion will center on important findings from Professor Stiglitz’s new book, The Price of Inequality, in which he shows how rising inequality in the United States threatens economic growth, undermines the rule of law, and weakens democracy. The book includes a blueprint for monetary and budget policy reforms that can create an economy that works for everyone, not just the privileged few. The conversation will be moderated by New Yorker staff writer John Cassidy, author of the 2009 book How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities.
This event is part of a yearlong series of events and publications on the importance of the middle class to our economy.
Heather Boushey, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress
Joseph Stiglitz, author, The Price of Inequality; Professor of Economics, Columbia University
Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD)
John Cassidy, Staff Writer, The New Yorker
Friday, June 8, 2012, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Coffee will be served at 10:00 a.m.
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
To RSVP for this event please contact Katie Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.741.6285.