The Forgotten Americans

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:21

An economic agenda for a divided nation Podcast featuring a conversation with Governors John Hickenlooper and John Kasich.

This sobering account of a disenfranchised American working class and important policy solutions to the nation’s economic inequalities will take place today at 2P EDT, so tune in to watch Governors John Hickenlooper (D-Col.) and John Kasich (R-Ohio) join Brookings economist Isabel Sawhill for a discussion on advancing the economic interests of American workers who feel disenfranchised by inequality and job losses.

Sawhill is an author and a national leading scholar on economics and social policy, She addresses the enormous divisions in American society as it pertains to economic, cultural, and political struggles and what might be done to bridge them. Widening inequality and the loss of jobs to trade and technology has left a significant portion of the American workforce disenfranchised and skeptical of governments and corporations alike.

Isabel V. Sawhill is a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution and was recently named a Distinguished Fellow by the American Economic Association.

The forgotten Americans: An economic agenda for a divided nation