Professor Melissa Kearney spoke as part of a panel discussion at the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival with former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. The panel, on "inclusive capitalism" was moderated by the New York Times' David Leonhardt. See the full video below.
A healthy America requires a broad prosperity that goes beyond GDP statistics and stock-market valuations. More Americans need to hold jobs with growth in wages and the opportunity to build wealth; and more Americans need confidence that opportunity exists. But some argue that capitalism is broken for the vast majority of American workers. What are the facts? Why are we in this position? And what prescriptions—from policy to education to investment—will create a more robust, inclusive economy for our citizens?
More information is available on the Aspen Ideas Festival website.