“Do Public Policies Make Income Inequality Worse?” with Dr. Cris Lingle

June 15, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Whitehall Tavern

2391 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA

In his speech announcing his candidacy for President, Senator Bernie Sanders claimed, “In America we now have more income and wealth inequality than any other major country on earth, and the gap between the very rich and everyone is wider than at any time since the 1920s.” Is this true? What role, if any, have governmental policies played in exacerbating these statistics? Should government have any role in shrinking this gap? Join us for a special event with Dr. Cris Lingle in which we discuss the effect that public policies have on income inequality!

Christopher Lingle earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Georgia in 1977. Since then, he has been employed at universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and USA.

He has been Visiting Professor of Economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala since 1998. He is also an Adjunct Scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies (Sydney), Research Scholar at the Centre for Civil Society (New Delhi), and Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Globalization Institute (Brussels).

There will be a suggested donation of $5 per person to cover the cost of appetizers.

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