Join SCEPA for a presentation by economist and New School PhD Heather Boushey for a discussion on how inequality undermines economic growth, the topic of her new book, Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do About It.
Do we have to choose between equality and prosperity? Many think that reducing economic inequality would require such heavy-handed interference with market forces that it would stifle economic growth. Heather Boushey, one of Washington’s most influential economic voices, insists nothing could be further from the truth. Presenting cutting-edge economics with journalistic verve, she shows how rising inequality has become a drag on growth and an impediment to a competitive United States marketplace for employers and employees alike.
Heather's new book, Unbound, exposes deep problems in the U.S. economy, but its conclusion is optimistic. Join SCEPA for a discussion with Heather on how we can preserve the best of our nation’s economic and political traditions, and improve on them, by pursuing policies that reduce inequality—and by doing so, boost broadly shared economic growth.