Yesterday morning, Georgetown’s Center on Poverty and Inequality and the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities hosted a conversation with Kathy Edin and Luke Shaefer about their new book, $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America. Several attendees compared the relevance of the book with Michael Harrington’s The Other America (1962).
The event included remarks by Senator Sherrod Brown and White House Domestic Policy Council Director Cecelia Munoz, as well as a panel discussion moderated by Georgetown University’s Peter Edelman with Nickel and Dimed author Barbara Ehrenreich, Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the American Enterprise Institute’s Aparna Mathur.
A full-length recording of the event is available here:
A Twitter feed with the hashtag 2dollars is available here: