The wealth gap is widening; while the bottom 50% of the US population has become $900 billion poorer over the past 30 years, the top 1% became $21 trillion richer. Venture capitalist Nick Hanauer, by his own estimation, isn’t just a member of the top 1% but also of the 0.01%. He suggests that while past policies worked for the broad public interest, the current economic system serves just billionaires and large corporations, a shift that is wreaking havoc on the middle class. He spotlights the faults with neoliberal economics and proposes a radical revision.
About the Speaker
Nick Hanauer is a business leader, entrepreneur and venture capitalist who vehemently opposes neoliberal economic policy.