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Tag: Income Inequality

Berkeley-Haas: Panel Discussion: Income Inequality in the 21st Century

In a panel discussion moderated by Dean Rich Lyons, Laura Tyson, professor of business administration and economics at the Haas School of Business, and Emmanuel Saez, economics professor and head of the Center for Equitable Growth at UC Berkeley, focus on income inequality, drawing from ideas central to Thomas Piketty’s bestselling book Capital in the …

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Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming

Nick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist — and he has something to say to his fellow plutocrats: Wake up! Growing inequality is about to push our societies into conditions resembling pre-revolutionary France. Hear his argument about why a dramatic increase in minimum wage could grow the middle class, deliver economic prosperity … …

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Robert Gordon: The death of innovation, the end of growth

Robert Gordon talks about how the US economy has been expanding wildly for two centuries; are we witnessing the end of growth? Economist Robert Gordon lays out 4 reasons US growth may be slowing, detailing factors like epidemic debt and growing inequality, which could move the US into a period of stasis we can’t innovate …

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Emmanuel Saez: Income Inequality: Evidence and Implications

Hosted by University of California Berkeley, in this lecture income inequality is the topic. Where top incomes represent a small share of the population but a very significant share of total income and total taxes paid. Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Equitable Growth, at the University of California, Berkeley presents evidence …

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