If you’re in Washington, D.C., join us at the AFL-CIO for a Friday book series running July 13 through August 3 featuring well-known authors discussing their new books on jobs, inequality and the U.S. financial crisis.
Jeff Faux, Tim Noah, Tom Palley and Simon Johnson will be here for discussions and book signings—and we hope you can join one or more of the events. Bring your lunch and get set for a lively discussion. Beverages will be provided. Books will be available for purchase.
Here’s the line up. Be sure to RSVP for each event you plan to attend.
July 13: The Servant Economy: Where America’s Elite is Sending the Middle Class
Economic Policy Institute Distinguished Fellow Jeff Faux will discuss why our nation's future may be nearly devoid of exports and production, with profitable industries serving only the richest one percent— and how we can change direction so workers benefit.
July 20:The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It
There is more income inequality in the United States than in Venezuela, Kenya or Yemen. Noted journalist Tim Noah moves beyond political rhetoric to explain how the Great Divergence has come about, why it threatens American democracy—and what we can do to reverse it.
July 27:From Financial Crisis to Stagnation: The Destruction of Shared Prosperity and the Role of Economics
Why is our economy stagnating rather than recovering? Economist Tom Palley argues the same conventional economic thinking that led to the Great Recession could lead to a Great Stagnation.
Aug. 3: White House Burning
The United States is mired in debt, and politicians are mired in gridlock. Economist Simon Johnson, co-founder of the popular blog, "The Baseline Scenario," will show how the debasement of our political system in the 1980s and 1990s produced a dysfunctional Congress that perpetuates our debt-based economy.
Where: AFL-CIO, 815 16th St., NW. McPherson Square Metro, White House exit.
When: Noon-2 p.m.