Capitalism in Crisis: Makers vs. Takers

Capitalism in Crisis: Makers vs. Takers

Capitalism in Crisis: Makers vs. Takers

As the growing financial sector approaches 50% of our economy, many business leaders and economists worry that instead of creating wealth through products and jobs, we are extracting wealth and concentrating it at the top. William Lazonick, the director of the Center for Industrial Competitiveness and president of the Academic-Industry Research Network joins us along with the Silicon Valley philanthropist and venture capitalist Andy Rappaport to discuss ways to revitalize our economy and create jobs that sustain and broaden our prosperity.


This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.

Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Hammer Forum is made possible, in part, by Bronya and Andrew Galef.
Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.