OECD Forum 2018: Meet the Author with Amy Goldstein

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Oct 16, 2018
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The Meet the Author events at the OECD Forum offer a unique opportunity to go deeper into the challenges our societies are facing today and to explore what brings us together. These sessions are designed for exchanging new ideas and for encountering creative new voices and views.

The General Motors assembly plant, in Janesville, Wisconsin, shut down in December 2008, a difficult blow for the town’s economy to absorb. But as Washington Post journalist Amy Goldstein writes, “the people of Janesville do not give up”. 

Join Goldstein and Eric Hazan, Senior Partner, McKinsey, for a discussion of her book Janesville: An American Story and how what happened there tells both a profoundly local story and a wider one of how the middle class has been hollowed out.


Each year we identify authors and books at the heart of OECD Forum agenda, addressing issues and dimensions that complement the OECD’s own analysis. As we begin preparations for OECD Forum 2019, we want to know what you've been reading!

Join the Forum Network and post your recommendations for recently published or upcoming books on the future of work and skills in the comments below to help us co-create next year's Meet the Author sessions!

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