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Zócalo at the Hammer: Megan McArdle

Thursday Oct 14, 2010 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM This is a past program

Americans may worship success, but we are also good at failing. Silicon Valley executives highlight rather than bury collapsed start-ups on their resumes, our corporate and personal bankruptcy systems are the most generous in the world, and New Deal-era financial safeguards let banks collapse without destroying sound institutions or personal wealth. New America Foundation fellow, Atlantic magazine business and economic editor, and self-described Libertarian Megan McArdle explains why failure—and the ability to do it gracefully—is an essential part of the American economy.

Zócalo at the Hammer

This collaborative series of programs features thinkers and doers speaking on some of the most pressing topics of the day. For more information and the Zócalo calendar, please visit www.zocalopublicsquare.org.

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