Economist Jeffrey Sachs believes America has reached a crucial moment: The complexity of the world economy means the American form of capitalism, with a hands-off government allowing market forces to govern the economic realm, will guarantee a future of instability, inequality, and an ever-more erratic cycle of booms and busts. Sachs, author of The Price of Civilization, offers a plan to rebuild America’s economy and politics, arguing that we must reach a consensus on the basic values that unite us and restore the virtues of fairness, honesty, and foresight as the foundations of national prosperity. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life with University Book Store. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and the RealNetworks Foundation.
Thu 10/13, 2011, 7:30pm
A Plan to Rebuild our Economy and Politics