The Inequality Puzzle: Shrinking the Gap by 2020

The unemployment rate is at its lowest in decades and the economy is booming, yet millions of working families are struggling to gain a foothold in the American Dream. The Aspen Institute's Ascend program catalyzes innovation from the ground up: forward-thinking community organizations, state policymakers, and philanthropists making bold partnerships to create lasting security for generations. In this session, hear about solutions that are shifting lives — and narratives — for resilient families, and participate in a dialogue about what this divide means for the midterm elections and beyond.

Festival: 2018

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

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