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Globalization Has Undermined America's Working Class

Thursday, June 28th 2018
05:30 - 07:00 PM EST
St. Regis Hotel Ballroom
315 East Dean Street
AspenCO

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Globalization ushered in an era of free trade, fluid borders, and unparalleled corporate profits. For its proponents, the global integration of states and their economies was a political and economic win that created a wealth of opportunities for workers and consumers around the world. But in the United States, jobs are disappearing. From construction zones to clerical offices to coal mines, the American working class is losing ground. Is globalization to blame? Did the push toward global integration leave our most vulnerable populations behind, making them the losers of this grand experiment? Or is globalization being used as a scapegoat for a wider range of failed public policies and unprecedented advances in technology? 

 

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Thea Lee

Thea Lee

President, Economic Policy Institute

Thea Lee is president of the Economic Policy Institute, a leading economic policy think tank. Before joining EPI, she was deputy chief of staff at... Read More

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Jason Furman

Jason Furman

Fmr. Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers & Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute

Jason Furman joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics as a nonresident senior fellow in 2017 following his tenure as the 28th chair... Read More

James Manyika

James Manyika

Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute

James Manyika is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company and the chairman and director of the McKinsey Global Institute, the firm’s business... Read More

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