The mixed economy was the most important social innovation of the twentieth century, allowing the U.S. and other prospering democracies to channel the spirit of capitalism into strong growth and healthy social development.
But according to Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson’s new book, American Amnesia, as power has become more concentrated in the hands of the country’s wealthy, the very instrument that brought America prosperity is now at risk of being scrapped and neglected.
On Thursday, March 31, join The Century Foundation and New America for a conversation on how to reignite the engine of America’s prosperity by borrowing lessons from the past.
Speakers will include:
- Jacob Hacker, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science & Director, Institute for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University; Co-author, American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper and The Century Foundation Trustee
- Paul Pierson, John Gross Professor of Political Science, University of California at Berkeley; Co-author, American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper
- Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
Author, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy
- K. Sabeel Rahman, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Fellow, New America
- Sheelah Kolhathar, Features Editor and National Correspondent, Bloomberg Businesswek