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Aspen Ideas Festival 2017

Can We Still Make It In America?
  • Type:Panel Discussion
  • Date:June 30, 2017
  • Time:3:00 p.m. MT
  • Venue:
    Aspen, CO

Introductory Remarks:
Dr. James Manyika, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
Don Baer, CEO, Burson-Marsteller

Zoë Baird, CEO and President, Markle Foundation
Mark Warner, United States Senator (D-VA)
Thomas J. Wilson, Chairman and CEO, The Allstate Corporation
Moderator:Thomas Friedman, Columnist, The New York Times

Can We Still Make It In America?
The promise of a better life now rings hollow to millions who find that hard work offers them no guarantee of making it in America. In this session the McKinsey Global Institute unveils research that traces what’s happened to the manufacturing sector and to incomes in recent decades and identifies the regions, industries, occupations, and demographic groups that took the biggest hit. In addition, two surveys cast a fresh spotlight on what business executives and the broader population believe about whether the U.S. can still manufacture and compete. Finally a panel explores how to forge new pathways to prosperity.