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Economic Dignity
Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council (1997-2001 & 2011-2014)

Friday, May 8, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Time Zone: America/Chicago
Local Time: Friday, May 8, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Economic Dignity

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4:00 PM CDT
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Economist Gene Sperling believes that we need to change how the success of our economy is measured, replacing metrics such as gross domestic product with a goal of “economic dignity.” The pillars of this paradigm are the ability to provide for one’s family without economic deprivation, the right to pursue one’s own goals, and economic participation “without domination and humiliation.” Sperling believes there is an opportunity to pivot from focusing on markets to providing “the sense of meaning, purpose, fulfillment and security of people.” 

Gene Sperling, a “pro-growth progressive” and author of the new book “Economic Dignity,” served as Director of the National Economic Council under President Obama (2011-2014) and President Clinton (1997-2001) and as a Counselor to the Treasury Secretary. He was founder and director of the Center for Universal Education at the Council on Foreign Relations and then at the Brookings Institution. Sperling was a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a columnist for Bloomberg News, and consulted for NBC’s “The West Wing.” He graduated from the University of Minnesota and Yale Law School, and attended Wharton Business School. 


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