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Recent protests at Smith College, which succeeded in getting International Monetary Fund director Christine Lagarde to withdraw as commencement speaker, highlight a phenomenon where college students across the country are unwilling to hear viewpoints different than their own.
While college graduates are more likely to climb the economic ladder, very few low-income people make it that far. In other words, our system of postsecondary education does promote social mobility, but only for the small segment of low-income Americans who actually finish a credential.
We welcome you to join us as a panel of economists discuss US wage and price prospects in the coming months and the implications for the Federal Reserve’s current unorthodox monetary policy.
Tune in for this Google Hangout discussion with three leading experts about the implications of the Obama-Modi summit. Tweet your questions and comments to @AEI with #ModiInUS.