Past Event

Joseph Stiglitz: The Price of Inequality

Tue, Jun 12 2012 - 7:00pm

Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Memorial Prize Winner for Economics; Professor, Columbia University; Author, The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future
Joan Walsh, Editor at Large, Salon.com – Moderator

Advance ticket sales have ended. Tickets for this event will be available at the door.

Critics are charging that our current economic system has made America the most unequal advanced industrial country, with crippled growth and undermined democracy. With the top 1 percent of Americans controlling an estimated 40 percent of the country’s wealth, Stiglitz makes a forceful argument against our divided society and vicious circle of inequality. In an effort to bridge that growing gap, Stiglitz offers his plan for changing our current fiscal and budgetary policies and create a more just and prosperous future.

Location:  Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way,  Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students  (with valid ID); Premium (with book and front row seating) $40 standard and members.