Matthew Yglesias: The Case for Thinking Bigger

Matthew Yglesias, cofounder of trend-setting news site Vox, has become an increasingly visible and provocative digital journalist, with a following that includes policy wonks of all ages, and top economic and political journalists. In his latest book, One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger, Yglesias outlines his belief that, at one of the most critical times in American history, the country has lost the will and the means to lead on some of the most important issues facing Americans.

Yglesias believes that if America is to win its own future, the county will need to have more: more ideas, more ambition, more utilization of resources, more people. Quite simply, he thinks the county needs to think bigger, while taking the problems of decline seriously. What really contributes to national prosperity should not be controversial, according to Yglesias: supporting parents and children, welcoming immigrants and their contributions, and exploring creative policies that support growth—like more housing, better transportation, improved education, revitalized welfare, and climate change mitigation. Yet the country seems to have lost its ambition.

Please join us for an important conversation about what America must do to regain its verve and stay on top forever.


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Matthew Yglesias

Senior Correspondent and Co-Founder,; Author: One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger

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Opinion Columnist, The New York Times; Twitter @fmanjoo