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    Making a Killing: Does America need a middle class?

    Monday, Oct 14, 2019 8:00 - 9:15 AM @ Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
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    Conversation
    How America's Shrinking Middle Class Will Affect the Economy
    Bethany McLean
    Journalist & Author
    Ken Brown
    Financial Enterprise Editor, The Wall Street Journal
    CONVERSATION - Conversations are panel discussions that provide an in-depth, up-to-the-minute look at a single topic. Featuring three to four thought leaders and an expert moderator, Conversations consist of a 60-minute discussion, followed by 15 minutes of audience q-and-a.

    After one of the longest streaks of economic growth in American history, signs are pointing towards a change in trajectory, which leaves us with one big question: what will happen to the middle class? Without those in the middle, will bottom line prospects change? Will businesses be forced to adjust their targets? Join us for a live podcast recording with “Making a Killing” host Bethany McLean to explore the changes to America’s middle class over the past decade—and what those changes mean for the nation’s economic future. 

    When
    Monday, Oct 14, 2019 8:00 - 9:15 AM
    Where
    Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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