cocktails and discussion
“Creating a Great Economy: Lincoln’s Surprising Relevance Today”
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
UES Townhome address provided upon confirmed RSVP
Includes a copy of “A Just and Generous Nation: Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American Opportunity” co-authored by noted economist Norton Garfinkle and eminent historian Harold Holzer.
It is not just a prediction, but front page headlines and our new reality – the US middle class is shrinking and now makes up only 50% of our population. Our roads, bridges, railroads, ports and other infrastructure get a D+ rating by civil engineers. Income inequality is on the rise and a hot political issue. Creating broad-based prosperity, economic fairness, and opportunity can no longer be ignored.
President Abraham Lincoln will be forever enshrined in the national consciousness for his moral courage in abolishing slavery. Norton Garfinkle will explain how our great president also has lessons for us today on how to build a strong economy based on shared progress.
Join us as we examine Lincoln’s achievements anew through this important lens – and show how Lincoln’s approach to the economy, from railroads to education to commerce, are more relevant than ever in the times we live in today.