POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2021: The richest Americans control an increasing share of both income and wealth, and this economic power often translates into greater influence in politics. How can the voices of all Americans be heard in public conversations? What can individuals, organizations, and governing bodies do to increase access to the democratic process? Please join us for the 2020 J. Herbert Hollomon Memorial Symposium in this moderated discussion between Daron Acemuglu and Shailly Gupta Barnes on the increasing disparity of wealth and influence in the United States.
Daron Acemoglu, Institute Professor of Economics, MIT; Co-author of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty and The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty