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.
ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM?
ALL HAMMER PROGRAMS ARE FREE
Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only.
Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.