Thursday, Mar. 27, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts
How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It
Chuck Collins,senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC
The gap between rich and poor is the widest it has been in a century, and our national conversation about how to address this challenge is polarized. Collins will discuss the impact of inequality and the path toward an economy that works for everyone.
Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good, and is well known for his efforts to bridge the national debate on wealth inequality and taxes. He is cofounder of Wealth for the Common Good and the Patriotic Millionaires, two efforts to organize members of the 1 percent to advocate for fair tax policy.
Collins is co-author with Bill Gates Sr. of Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes, and co-author of The Moral Measure of the Economy, about Christian ethics and economic life. His most recent book is 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It.
All Sidore lectures are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and may be picked up at the Silver Center Box Office. Reservations are recommended: call (603) 535-ARTS. A reception with light refreshments follows each lecture.
For more information on the series, visit the Sidore Lecture Series website.