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.


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. 

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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.