On September 20, 2008, the subprime mortgage crisis caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average to plummet 777.68 points, more than any single day in history. The effect was global, and many middle-class Americans found themselves out of work, dealing with underwater mortgages, and unable to make ends meet.
Drawing on key findings from the upcoming Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, this summit explored how connected Americans are to the financial system five years after the crash. National Journal and The Atlantic gathered experts to take a comprehensive look at this country’s level of trust in the financial system’s key players and Americans’ beliefs about what the fiscal policy debates in Washington mean for their own personal bottom line.
Friday, November 22, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
For questions, please email Jessica Spiegel.
Atlantic Exchange: A Retrospective on Race in America
“The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.” - Frederick Douglass