The U.S. Economy Since 2008: Who's Better Off And Who Isn't

The U.S. Economy Since 2008: Who's Better Off And Who Isn't

Analysts weigh in on the questions front and center at both party conventions: Who's better off, who isn't and how the economy has changed since 2008.

Employers added 96,000 jobs last month, fewer than expected, and the unemployment rate remains above 8 percent. These latest figures serve as pointed reminders of the economy’s lackluster recovery following the 2008 financial meltdown. Still, the economy has been growing since the middle of 2009, and the stock market has largely come back, but many companies are sitting on what’s been described as "piles of cash." Although many people have suffered economically in recent years, for others, especially those at the top end, it’s remained relatively comfortable. Please join us to discuss economic winners and losers of the Great Recession.


Dante Chinni

director of the Jefferson Institute's Patchwork Nation project, author of the WSJ column, "Politics Counts," online correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and author of "Our Patchwork Nation."

Betsey Stevenson

associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan.

Martin Baily

senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution and former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton administration (1999-2001).

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