Business and Markets

The High Cost of the American Dream: Addressing America’s Low-Wage Crisis

Event information
Date
Tue Dec 6, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Location
Fordham University Lincoln Center, Leon Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge
113 W. 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
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Please join the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program and Fordham Corporate Social Responsibility Program, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham Law School for a special conversation with award-winning journalist Rick Wartzman and renowned filmmaker Abigail Disney on what two of America’s most iconic companies can teach us about solving America’s low-wage crisis.

Their latest works, Still Broke: Walmart’s Remarkable Transformation and the Limits of Socially Conscious Capitalism and the film The American Dream and Other Fairytales, challenge deeply held assumptions about two companies that play an outsized role in American life. The companies, operating in vastly different industries, provide unique windows into America’s economy and culture.

This free event will probe the human cost of low wages in America, address the promise and limitations of enlightened business leadership, and explore the role of public policy and the law in restoring a sustainable social contract between corporations and society.