Zócalo at the Hammer: Michael Lind

Can Old Government Catch Up to the New Economy?

Today, the United States finds itself in a precarious economic place, mired in decline and surpassed by other nations. Michael Lind, author of Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States, argues that the biggest problem is one we’ve faced before—a mismatch between new industries and old political institutions. To solve it will require political renewal. But are we up to the task? Lind visits Zócalo to discuss how—or if—the United States can regain its eminence.

Zócalo at the Hammer

This vibrant series of programs features thinkers and doers speaking on some of the most pressing topics of the day.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for assigned seating in the Billy Wilder Theater are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. 

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Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.