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Crisis and Change: conversations with leaders about economic opportunity in America


The widening wealth gap is a symptom of larger inequalities that Americans are dealing with today. According to a 2020 Pew Research Center poll, 61 percent of Americans believe there is too much economic disparity in the United States.

The origins of income disparity and its impact on American democracy are discussed in episode 111 of “Crisis and Conversation: Conversations with Leaders” with our President and CEO, La June Montgomery Tabron, and President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Larry Kramer. They also discuss how their organizations are paving new paths for all communities to achieve safe and prosperous futures. We invite you to listen to the podcast below.

“There were choices made, there were policies made that created systemic racism in our nation. And we believe that it is systemic racism and systemic inequality that create these inequalities. It’s not just a free-moving market. It’s a market laden with policies that advantaged some and disadvantaged others.”

View full transcript here.

The podcast “Crisis and Conversations” is produced in partnership by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.


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