NYC – A Facebook Co-Founder Rethinks How to Solve Economic Inequality

Date: March 15, 2018

Time: 5.30 PM EST

Speaker: Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes, one of the co-founders of Facebook believes income inequality has become one of the biggest challenges of our time and has dedicated himself to rethinking the fundamentals of our economy. As co-founder of the Economic Security Project, Chris champions the economic policy innovation of Universal Basic Income, or UBI.

Join us at the next What’s Now: New York for one of the first events following the publication of his latest book Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn. Chris will anchor a conversation that will go deep into the ideas of the book with those gathered (everyone in attendance will get a free book).

He left Facebook to become one of the core team members of Obama’s legendary digital team in Chicago during the 2008 election, which changed political campaigns forever. He then bought the New Republic magazine and tried to remake it into a digital media company and help transform the media world, with, he admits, less than stellar results. Our conversation can be expected to range from his thoughts on the backlash against Facebook and tech platforms, to the chaos in media around fake news, to how the economy could get fundamentally rebalanced and American politics could be renewed. Come for a stimulating conversation as well as free food and drink, and meet a growing network of innovators from many fields.

If you are interested in attending, please email If you can’t attend in person, this event will be streamed live from our website.