VIRTUAL EVENT: Starr Forum: Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

Friday, October 09, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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From economist Anne Case and Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton, a groundbreaking account of how the flaws in capitalism are fatal for America's working class.  Today’s pandemic has further exacerbated these deaths of despair as those without a college degree are less likely to be able to continue their work remotely, and those who are able to continue to work typically fill essential jobs that put them at great risk of COVID-19 infection.


Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus at Princeton University, where she is the Director of the Research Program in Development Studies.

Angus Deaton is the Dwight D Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus, and a Professor of economics and international affairs, Emeritus, at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism is a New York Times Bestseller, Wall Street Journal Bestseller, New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and was Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year.

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