Chuck Collins, director of the Institute for Policy Studies Program on Inequality and the Common Good, and journalist Linda McQuaig explore the impact of the growing wealth gap, and suggest ways to reverse the increase in economic inequality. What role does the call for austerity play in reinforcing or overcoming economic inequality? Where do they see the political will to make the necessary policy changes? What can a single nation do to counteract the effects of global economic conditions?
Chuck will discuss his new book, 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It. Linda will discuss her new book, Billionaire’s Ball: Gluttony and Hubris in an Age of Epic Inequality. Both books will be available for sale at a signing after the program!
Presented by Jamaica Plain Forum