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The Price of Inequality

June 8, 2012, 10:30am ET - 11:30am ET

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About This Event

Please join the Center for American Progress for a intimate conversation between Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on how policymakers and politicians should understand, confront, and remedy growing U.S. inequality—and strengthen the middle class.

The discussion will center on important findings from Professor Stiglitz’s new book, The Price of Inequality, in which he shows how rising inequality in the United States threatens economic growth, undermines the rule of law, and weakens democracy. The book includes a blueprint for monetary and budget policy reforms that can create an economy that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.

The conversation will be moderated by New Yorker Staff Writer John Cassidy, author of the 2009 book How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities. This event is part of a yearlong series of events and publications on the importance of the middle class to our economy.

Copies of The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future will be available for purchase at the event.

Introductory remarks:
Heather Boushey, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress

Featured author:
Joseph Stiglitz, author, The Price of Inequality; Professor of Economics, Columbia University

Featured guest:
Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-MD)

Moderated by:
John Cassidy, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Coffee will be served at 10:00 a.m.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005

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Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center