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Friday, April 14 • 10:00am - 10:50am
The Open Road and the Stuck American FULL

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Contrary to conventional wisdom, Americans are less mobile today than ever before in the history of our country. When Ronald Reagan took office in 1981, about one in 10 Americans changed jobs in a given year. As of 2012, that number was down by half. What sounds like rootedness can mask stagnation: people are more likely to get stuck in economically depressed communities and in jobs for which they are ill-suited. These innovative policy experts offer fresh ideas for how your city can “unstick” talent and open new opportunities for your workforce.

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Henry Grabar

Staff Writer, Slate
Henry Grabar is a staff writer at Slate who writes about architecture, infrastructure, transportation and urban policy.

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Jonathan Coppage

Visiting Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
Jonathan Coppage is a visiting senior fellow with the R Street Institute, where he studies regulatory obstacles to the traditional, walkable neighborhood development patterns that strengthen communities both socially and fiscally. He is a contributing editor to The American Conservative... Read More →
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Diana Simpson

Attorney, Institute for Justice
Diana litigates cases to promote economic liberty, protect free speech, secure property rights, and support school choice at the Institute for Justice, the national law firm for liberty. She has represented animal massage practitioners in Arizona, homeowners in Minnesota, and grassroots... Read More →


Ekin Arin

Scribe, Volunteer

Friday April 14, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Room 209, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903