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The Brookings Cafeteria

Oct 26, 2018

Isabel Sawhill, a senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings, addresses the economic, cultural, and political divisions in America today, and describes what she learned by talking with Americans in three cities about what they want—and don’t want—from government. These discussions are the heart of her new book, “The Forgotten Americans: An Economic Agenda for a Divided Nation,” in which she lays out a new agenda that “marries” red state values about work, family, and education with blue state policies. 

Also in this episode, a new Metro Lens segment, featuring Metropolitan Policy Program Senior Fellow Mark Muro talking about a new factbook on the state of the American heartland.

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