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The Briefing Room: Ending Extreme Inequality

Date:
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
ppjc
Location Details:
First Baptist Church, Parlor Room
305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Ending Extreme Inequality
An Economic Bill of Rights to Eliminate Poverty

An Author Presentation By Scott Myers-Lipton,
Professor of Sociology, San Jose State University


Copies of Ending Extreme Inequality will be available to purchase at this event, or you can order in advance from Dr. Myers-Lipton’s website.
http://www.myers-lipton.com/

Poverty and economic inequality are at record levels. Today, forty-seven million Americans live in poverty, while middle class incomes are in decline. The top 20 percent now controls 89 percent of all wealth. These conditions have renewed demands for a new economic Bill of Rights, an American idea proposed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Martin Luther King Jr.

The new Economic Bill of Rights has a coherent plan and proclaims that all Americans have the right to a job, a living wage, a decent home, adequate medical care, a good education, and adequate protection from economic fears of unemployment, sickness, and old age.

Integrating the latest economic inequality and social data, this new book explores these rights. Each chapter includes an analysis of the social problems surrounding each right, a historical overview of the attempts to implement these rights, and assessments of current solutions offered by individuals, civic organizations, and politicians.

These contemporary, real-life solutions to economic inequality can inspire students and citizens to become involved and open pathways toward a more just society.

Free and open to all - Contributions requested - Wheelchair accessible - Limited seating, please RSVP
Added to the calendar on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 5:32PM
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