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Income Inequality and the Future of the American Dream: Differing Perspectives

Alan Auerbach, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Law, and Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley

Yaron Brook, Ph.D., Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute; Co-author, Equal Is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality

Mary Cranston, Past Chair, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Retired Senior Partner and Past Chair, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Law Firm—Moderator

It is argued by many that the American Dream is vanishing, and that the cause is rising income inequality. Are tax hikes and raising the minimum wage solutions to saving the American Dream? Or do they symbolize what free market advocate Yaron Brook calls “a war on success”? Join Dr. Brook and economist Dr. Alan Auerbach in a spirited discussion of the significance of inequality in America and the best approaches to nurturing individual success.