ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery Presents EVENING WITH HEDRICK SMITH, 7/21
ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to announce an Evening with Hedrick Smith - an enlightening discussion of politics and economic policy.
Join ArtsWest on Monday, July 21 as we welcome the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Who Stole the American Dream?, an eye-opening account of U.S. political and economic history that reveals how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas.
Hedrick Smith is a bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, and Emmy Award-winning producer. His books The Russians and The Power Game were critically acclaimed bestsellers and are widely used in college courses today. As a reporter at The New York Times, Smith shared a Pulitzer for the Pentagon Papers series and won a Pulitzer for his international reporting from Russia in 1971-1974. Smith's prime-time specials for PBS have won several awards for examining systematic problems in modern America and offering insightful, prescriptive solutions.
Smith's new book, Who Stole the American Dream? is full of surprises and revelations - the accidental beginnings of the 401(k) plan, with disastrous economic consequences for many; the major policy changes that began under Jimmy Carter; how the New Economy disrupted America's engine of shared prosperity; the "virtuous circle" of growth; and how America lost the title of "Land of Opportunity." Smith documents the transfer of $6 trillion in middle-class wealth from home-owners to banks even before the housing boom went bust, and how the U.S. policy tilt favoring the rich is stunting America's economic growth.
6:00 - 7:30pm - Presentation
7:30 - 8:00pm - Book signing. Books will be available for purchase.
8:00 - 9:30pm - Dinner with Hedrick Smith. Limited seats available for this intimate experience.
Presentation only: $15
Presentation & Dinner: $200 (includes book)
Purchase online: www.artswest.org
Box Office Hours: Thursday/Friday 1pm-7:30pm, Saturday 1:30pm - 7:30pm
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