On September 4, 2019, the Economic Policy Institute welcomed Robert Kuttner, co-editor of The American Prospect and one of EPI’s founders, to present his new book The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy.
In the book, Kuttner makes the case that Democrats should not only fight to beat Donald Trump but also run on a progressive pocketbook agenda in the 2020 presidential campaign—because that’s the only way to bridge divisions of race and identity, and reclaim the economic narrative from Republicans and Wall Street Democrats bent on deregulating the economy, rigging rules for the wealthy, and decimating already weak protections for workers and consumers.
“A progressive appeal and a progressive candidate are needed, both to beat Trump and to reclaim America,” argues Kuttner. “More corporate centrism won’t accomplish either.”
EPI President Thea Lee introduced Kuttner and moderated the discussion that followed, which included time for questions from the audience.
What: Book talk on The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy
Who: Robert Kuttner, co-editor, The American Prospect
Thea Lee, president, Economic Policy Institute
When: Wednesday, September 4
12 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Eastern
Where: Economic Policy Institute
1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005