A few weeks ago NDN came across one of the more fascinating and provocative essays we'd read in a while, "The Price of Nostalgia: America's Self-Defeating Economic Retreat" by Adam S. Posen of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. There is so much in here to discuss that we've invited Adam to come talk to us about the article on Tuesday, June 29th at 1pm ET. We hope you will join us for what will certainly be a lively and throughtful conversation about the best path forward for the US economy in a global age.
The Peterson Institute sums up the article in this way: Posen "decries the US withdrawal from the global economy and policymakers’ fixation on protecting manufacturing jobs. Rather than focusing on protecting “good jobs” in factories—which benefits a small group of predominantly white male workers—Posen argues policymakers should focus on creating “good work” by protecting “individuals and families, not jobs and places.” "
We found oursevles agreeing with much of what Adam writes here, and are excited to bring this important thinker and his terrific work to you later this month.