Left Behind: Working Class Families and Communities

Last night, Georgetown University hosted an event on the economic realities, political impact, and moral dimensions of the national neglect of working-class families and communities. The event featured Tim Carney, columnist for the Washington Examiner; Bill Fletcher, Jr., a senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies; author and political analyst Thomas Frank; Fr. Clete Kiley of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies; and moderator John Carr, ounder and director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University. Joe McCartin, a professor in the Department of History and the director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University, provided introductory remarks. Here are some highlights from the panel: