Jacob S. Hacker | American Amnesia: Forgetting What Made Us Prosper

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Jacob S. Hacker | American Amnesia: Forgetting What Made Us Prosper || Radcliffe Institute

(6:10) Jacob S. Hacker discusses the importance of an effective public sector to America’s health, wealth, and well-being and explores why so many of our economic and political leaders seem to have forgotten this perspective. He explains these concepts in the context of recent political events, the historic 2016 election, and changing ideas about government itself.

Hacker, the Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science and the director of the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University, is the author, with Paul Pierson, of the recently published American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper (Simon & Schuster, 2016), an Editors’ Choice of the New York Times Sunday Book Review.

Introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

Audience Q&A (43:02)