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Financialization of the American Economy

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:00pm

World Policy Institute is hosting its next World Economic Roundtable on "Financialization of the American Economy," featuring Rana Foroohar, economic columnist at Time Magazine and CNN’s global economic analyst. Foroohar will discuss the main themes of her forthcoming new book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business, which will be released in May. In particular, she will explain how even after the financial reforms of recent years the “financialization of America” continues to eat away at American business and the American middle class and why reversing this trend of financialization is the only way out of our slow-growth economy. The meeting is being held in cooperation with The Private Debt Project of the Governor’s Woods Foundation.

Please note this is a members only event. If you’d like to attend, please consider enrolling in the World Policy Membership Program today. 

The World Economic Roundtable is a joint venture of New America’s Economic Growth Program and the Walter Eberstadt World Economic Policy Program at the World Policy Institute.  It seeks to help the business, investment, and policy communities understand ongoing changes in the world economy and to promote a discussion of ideas that can advance the goal of a widely shared global prosperity.

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