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News from EPI Media Advisory: The One Percent Solution—How corporations are remaking America

On Tuesday, April 4th at 10:30 a.m. Eastern, the Economic Policy Institute will host Gordon Lafer as he presents his new book, The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America, One State at a Time. In The One Percent Solution, Lafer traces the workings of the country’s largest corporate lobbies as they have promoted anti-union and anti-worker legislation across all fifty state legislatures in the years since Citizens United. Lafer shows how corporate strategies have been shaped by 21stcentury conditions—including globalization, economic decline, and the populism reflected in the 2016 presidential election—and how the corporate agenda is coming to endanger the scope of democracy itself.

Joining Lafer in discussing how progressives are pushing back on corporate-financed efforts to shape labor and economic policies at the state level are Dianne Stewart of the Economic Policy Institute, and Christian Dorsey, Board Supervisor for Arlington County, VA.

What: Discussion of Gordon Lafer’s book The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America, One State at a Time

Who: Gordon Lafer, author of The One Percent Solution
Dianne Stewart
, Director of EARN and Network Engagement at Economic Policy Institute
Christian Dorsey, Board Supervisor, Arlington County, VA

Where: The Economic Policy Institute
1225 I Street NW, Sixth floor
Washington, DC 20005

When: Tuesday, April 4th at 10:30 a.m. ET

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