Seven years after the depths of the financial crisis, Wall Street and the 1% have mostly recovered. Yet wages for the ordinary American have barely risen. Reducing income inequality is no longer just an economic issue or debate topic in the current presidential primaries; it is a “moral imperative.” Or is it? Experts from all sides of the issue discuss what income inequality means for America during a panel discussion on Monday, May 2, at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton.
Moderating the conversation will be Roger Lowenstein (pictured), former Wall Street Journal reporter and bestselling author (When Genius Failed; The End of Wall Street; Buffett – The Making of an American Capitalist). Panelists are:
· Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. and author of Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People and The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive. His blog, Beat the Press, provides commentary on economic reporting.
· N. Gregory Mankiw, Professor of Economics at Harvard University. His research includes work on monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. His published articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Fortune. He has been an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Congressional Budget Office.
· Dr. Kim Weeden, Director of the Center for the Study of Inequality at Cornell University. She studies rising income inequality; social class, gender, and race-based differences in educational attainment; and gender inequality in the labor market. Her research has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Harvard Business Review.
Mind the Gap: Income Inequality in America is part of the Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series at the JCC – a program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. Tickets are $18. Visit www.bostonjcc.org/hotbuttons or contact 866-811-4111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.+ More... - Less...
333 Nahanton St
Newton, MA 02459
$15.00 JCC member, seniors and students
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