Posted August 3rd 2012 at 5:01 pm by
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#citychat No. 4: Is equity a model for economic growth?

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On Thursday, August 16th at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 Central, 1:00 Mountain, 12:00 Pacific) @MITCoLab will host a Twitter chat on equity as a growth model in the United States. @MITCoLab will interview @PolicyLink on:

- The relationship between equity and growth
- How demographic change impacts our economic future
- Key strategies for growing the U.S. economy

This #citychat is a chance to delve in to PolicyLink’s recent report, America’s Tomorrow: Equity as the Superior Growth Model, which argues:

An-equity-driven growth model would bring together two agendas that have traditionally been separate: the agenda to grow new jobs and bolster long-term competitiveness, and the agenda to ensure that all – especially low-income people and people of color – have the opportunity to benefit from and co-create that growth.

Come to this #citychat with your ideas; your opinions; and examples of unique, emerging, and local strategies for economic growth.

It’s easy to join the Twitter chat. Just follow #citychat on Twitter from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, August 16th. You can pipe in with your own opinions and ideas as the chat rolls along. Even if you don’t have a Twitter account, you can watch the conversation unfold here.

UPDATE: The transcript for this chat is now available on Storify.

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2 Responses to “#citychat No. 4: Is equity a model for economic growth?”

  1. Dave Cooper says:

    In a plutochratic system, how do those who are not Bulls or Bears (I.e. stock market) have power to achieve equity? Also, if government shrinks to yield more power concentrated among a few, are not the voices and pier of the many even more etiolated? #citychat

  2. Alexa Mills says:

    Thanks so much for your question Dave. I think you’re hitting on something critical. How do those with a vision for equity execute their projects and visions when the majority economy is doing something quite different? I hope you come to #citychat to pipe in with your thoughts and experiences.