The Best Ideas to Jumpstart Job Creation

TNWE_bigimage6.21.11.jpgThe Atlantic and McKinsey have co-hosted an online debate on job creation for the past week. We've canvassed CEOs, foundation chairs, policy wonks, and journalists, asking each participant to name the single best idea to jumpstart job creation. Answers have ranged from painting your roofs white, to repealing Obamacare, to launching another round of quantitative easing. You can follow that debate here.

Today we take the debate live in an all-day event "The New Work Era" at the Newseum organized by The Atlantic and underwritten by McKinsey & Co.

As per my colleague Steve Clemons, editor in chief of Atlantic LIVE, today's lineup includes: The Honorable Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, United States Department of Education; Jeff Joerres, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, Manpower Inc.; Frits van Paasschen, Chief Executive Officer and President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.; John Sexton, President, New York University; The Honorable Mark Warner, Senator, United States Senate; Lenny Mendonca, Director, Firm Knowledge, McKinsey & Co.; Steve Case, Chairman & CEO, Revolution and Co-Founder, America Online; among others.

You can watch the event by clicking on the video screen below, or join us in the online debate room.


Streaming video by Ustream

Presented by

Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

How a Psychedelic Masterpiece Is Made

A short documentary about Bruce Riley, an artist who paints abstract wonders with poured resin

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

How a Psychedelic Masterpiece Is Made

A short documentary about Bruce Riley, an artist who paints abstract wonders with poured resin

Videos

Why Is Google Making Skin?

Hidden away on Google’s campus, doctors are changing the way people think about health.

Video

How to Build a Tornado

A Canadian inventor believes his tornado machine could solve the world's energy crisis.

Video

A New York City Minute, Frozen in Time

This short film takes you on a whirling tour of the Big Apple

Video

What Happened to the Milky Way?

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we save the night sky?

More in Business

Just In