Bob Friedman at Institute for the Future
February 21, 2019
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT
Institute for the Future
201 Hamilton Avenue,
Palo Alto CA

Institute for the Future’s For Future Reference Public Event Series invites you to join us in conversation and reception with Prosperity Now founder Robert (Bob) Friedman and author of the new book A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity for Everyone, hosted by IFTF Executive Director Marina Gorbis.

After more than a decade of a growing gap between rich and poor people in the United States and the passage of a major rewrite to the tax code, Bob's book, presents a passionate and practical proposal to build nest eggs for all citizens—without spending an additional dollar or raising the federal deficit. The distressing fact is that the majority of Americans do not have a few thousand dollars to weather an unexpected illness, job loss, or accident.

Yet, as Bob argues, given a reasonable chance, as little as a few thousand dollars a year, millions of Americans would start businesses, buy and keep homes, go to college, work, save, invest and build the American economy. We could unleash this potential just by investing current upside-down tax subsidies—which reward the rich—in everyone’s productive potential.

All Americans need a nest egg, just a few thousand dollars, to build a future.