A New Vision for Social Justice

The American economy is splitting in two. Opportunity is plentiful for the wealthy and well-educated, but it is drying up for the bottom health. What can Washington do? After decades of research and hands-on experience, one economist offers surprising solutions.

America’s economy is splitting in two

The sky is the limit for wealthy and well-educated people. But there is a severe drought of opportunity for the bottom half. More than 80 percent of the gains from our economic “recovery” have flowed directly to the top 10 percent of earners.

“Conservative” and “social justice” aren’t phrases that normally go together. That needs to change — today.

Democrats and Republicans have spent years having the same old political arguments. During most of that time, with an ostensibly “progressive” administration in the White House, the wealthy have compounded their advantages and the poor have been left behind.

It’s time for a new approach.

In this compelling Vision Talk, American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks explains how both liberals and conservatives are letting poor Americans down. The left implements policies that are actually counterproductive, while the right doesn’t even sound like it cares about vulnerable people. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, lays out principles for a new agenda to fulfill this country’s moral promise to our struggling brothers and sisters.

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