The Path to a Fair and Inclusive Society: Policies that Address Rising Inequality

Date: September 10, 2014

The Haas Institute invites you to attend its launch event, The Path to a Fair and Inclusive Society: Policies that Address Extreme Inequality, on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 9:00-10:30 a.m.  Click here to register!

This event is hosted by the Economic Policy Institute
1333 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Keynote speaker
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)

john a. powell
Director, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Professor of Law, African American and Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

Hilary Hoynes
Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Haas Distinguished Chair of Economic Disparities, Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Be rkeley; Co-editor, American Economic Review.

Michael Reich
Professor of Economics and Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley

EPI’s Valerie Wilson will deliver introductory remarks.

Whether one looks at the concentration of wealth among the top one percent, stagnating wages for ordinary workers, stark wealth and income disparities by race and gender, increased poverty rates, or stalled economic mobility for those at the bottom of the income ladder, the evidence suggests that extreme inequality has grown dramatically in the U.S. since the 1970s.

Responding to those who say that inequality is the inevitable result of capitalism, three leading experts from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California at Berkeley will discuss policies that can address extreme inequality and why building an inclusive economy should be a national priority.

This event will feature the release of the Haas Institute’s new brief, Responding to Extreme Inequality: Policy Interventions to Ensure Opportunity for All.