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VIRTUAL: Lecture: The Riches of this Land

Title:VIRTUAL: Lecture: The Riches of this Land
Date & Time:Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Virtual Only Event, Meeting or Activity
Meetings, events or activities that will be held exclusively online or via telephone conference.
Event Details:Join local author Jim Tankersley Thursday, October 22 at 7 p.m. via Zoom as he discusses his new book, The Riches of This Land.
On a reporting journey from the rocket suburbs of Los Angeles to the tobacco fields of North Carolina, Jim Tankersley traces the origins and destiny of an American middle class that is under siege in his new book, The Riches of This Land. For nearly two centuries, the best jobs in the United States were walled off to everyone but white men. After World War II, women, immigrants, and black men began to tear those walls down, helping to build the greatest middle class in human history. But the steady disappearance of good jobs, followed by two once-in-a-lifetime economic crises, eroded that middle class and locked millions of people out of the American Dream. History shows how to lift workers up again, but not the history that elite white men have sold for decades. Tankersley's vivid people-driven storytelling, supported by balanced cutting-edge research, reveals a path to revival and the essential heroes of what was, and can again be, a great American economy.

Jim Tankersley is an economics reporter for the New York Times. He covers the economic policies of the Trump administration and their effects on working people, the long-running and persistent inequities in the American economy, and, most recently, the nation's spiral into recession amid the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the Times, Tankersley was the policy and politics editor at Vox, economic policy correspondent for the Washington Post, and economic and political reporter at the National Journal. He started his career with stints at The Oregonian, The Rocky Mountain News, and The Toledo Blade.
The lecture is sponsored by the Office of Historic Alexandria. Guests will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link, Meeting ID, and password by noon on October 22. Ticket sales will close at 4 p.m.
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Fees:$6
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Lecture, Lyceum, Museums, Old Town


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