Discussion Groups: The Economy & Democracy in America
Wednesday, April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
One event on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 2:00 pm
One event on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Please join us for these 3 interactive small-group conversations to explore the economy and democracy in America.
How do YOU see the relationship between our economic system and the health of our democracy? What are the purposes and values that shape our economic system – and how do these mesh with the purposes and values of our democracy? What challenges flow from our economic system and how do these impact the health of our democracy? How might we better meet these challenges?
In this conversation series, we will explore key questions and concerns surrounding the relationship of the economy and our democracy. We will also imagine different pathways forward to address these questions and concerns.
April 19, 2023 (2pm-3:15pm ET): What concerns do you have, and what questions should we explore, about the relationship between the economy and our democracy?
- Who does the economy serve – and why?
- What might be the consequences for democracy of rising economic inequality and insecurity?
- What if these consequences are by design – and, if so, why?
May 3, 2023 (2pm-3:15pm ET): Questioning our assumptions about the economy.
- What assumptions do we have about the economy?
- When we say the “American dream,” do we mean an economic or democratic dream? Why?
- What interests shape our economic system?
May 17, 2023 (2pm-3:15pm ET): Imagining a better system and different pathways forward.
- How might our economic system better support our democratic values rather than the other way round?
- What might this world look like?
- How might we get there?
These small-group conversations will be facilitated by the Interactivity Foundation. The Interactivity Foundation is dedicated to fostering generous and highly participatory conversations where we can help each other consider diverse perspectives, think broadly and deeply about issues, and imagine alternative possibilities for the future.
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