Economic Equity and the Future of Building Wealth

November 02, 2021

Keynote Presentation

What is economic equity and how can wealth be built inclusively for all? Bill Rodgers and Ray Boshara of the Institute for Economic Equity at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis explored these questions and more during a Nov. 2 Dialogue with the Fed presentation hosted by the regional executives of the Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis branches of the St. Louis Fed.

Rodgers presented “Economic Equity: The Way Forward” and Boshara discussed a new book he led and co-edited titled The Future of Building Wealth: Brief Essays on the Best Ideas to Build Wealth—for Everyone. Boshara highlighted some of the book’s more than 60 original essays, featuring forward-looking ideas for rebuilding or building family balance sheets in the U.S.—many of which were already weak prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following their presentations, Rodgers and Boshara were joined by a panel of community leaders for further discussion on equitable, inclusive economies. A Q&A session concluded the event.

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