Congressman Keith Ellison
Inclusive Capitalism for the American Workforce
March 2, 2011, 9:30am – 11:00am
Click here to watch a video of the event: www.americanprogress.org/events/2011/03/wages.html
For the past several decades, most of the benefits of economic growth have gone to those at the very top and have largely bypassed average workers. Wages for most workers have been nearly stagnant and income inequality in the United States is now at levels not seen since the Great Depression.
On March 2, Center for American Progress hosted a panel to address potential options – including a proposal by Freeman, Blasi, and Kruse - to ensure that, as we slowly emerge from the current economic downturn, the benefits of economic growth are more broadly shared by workers.