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Seattle’s Economy Transformed: Capitalist Success Story or Democratic Socialist Experiment in Progress?

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Seattle’s Economy Transformed: Capitalist Success Story or Democratic Socialist Experiment in Progress?

Time & Location

Mar 09, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM PST

Online via Zoom

About the Event

In this discussion we’ll explore the implications of the rapid transformation of Seattle from the old Boeing-driven Jet City into a tech wealth bastion of the knowledge economy. 

What has this economic transformation and the rapid growth it has spurred meant for the city and its residents? Seattle is undoubtedly more prosperous now than it ever was, but it is also more unequal. As the city marches forward, are the great engines of the Seattle economy up to the task of solving the “problems of success” or will it cause those problems to deepen? Is the Seattle economy likely to keep booming for the foreseeable future or are there storm clouds on the horizon? And what lasting impacts will COVID have on Seattle’s prosperity?

Joining Folio Board Trustee and political commentator Sandeep Kaushik on the panel are Seattle Times Business Reporter and Author Paul Roberts,  General Secretary of the Transit Riders Union Katie Wilson, and CEO of Greater Seattle Partners (GSP)  former Executive Director of LISC Puget Sound Brian Surratt.

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