Book: Why Wealth Inequality Matters & What We Can Do About It?
San Francisco, CA: Progressive Perspectives with Chuck Collins and John Cavanagh of the Institute for Policy Studies
When: Friday, April 13, 2012 7:30pm ˆ 9:00pm
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church (1187 Franklin Street -- at Geary in the Cathedral Hill district, San Francisco) ( map <http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=First%20Unitarian%20Universalist%20Church%20%20%281187%20Franklin%20Street%20--%20at%20Geary%20in%20the%20Cathedral%20Hill%20district%2C%20San%20Francisco%29> )
What: The Institute for Policy Studies has been a center of work on inequality for decades. Chuck Collins runs its project on Inequality and the Common Good and its website: www.inequality.org <http://www.inequality.org/> . In the era of Occupy Wall Street and the 99%, Chuck has written a new book: 99 to 1: Why Wealth Inequality Matters and What We Do About It. Since the late 1970s, the U.S. has become a more polarized and unequal society. What do these extreme inequalities mean for the health of our economy, democracy and communities? Who is the 1 percent ˆ and how have they shifted the rules of the economy to trigger an upward redistribution of wealth? Join us for a conversation between Chuck and John Cavanagh, Director of the Institute for Policy Studies, as they explore the meaning of these inequalities and prospects for change.