Today, the richest 1% of the U.S. population accounts for 24% of the nation’s income. Research increasingly suggests that the U.S. lags behind other developed nations in socio-economic mobility and in percentage of population in poverty. Is this a problem? What can be done about it?

Join the Honors community this Friday (2/15) at 2PM in Berry Lounge for a conversation on “Income Inequality and Poverty in the United States.” While the dialogue is student-driven, we will be joined by Dr. Steve McDonald (Sociology and Anthropology), Dr. David Zonderman (History) and Dr. Paul Williams (Management), all of whom conduct research on issues of this type.

In preparation for the event, please read parts 1 & 10 (a total of 6 pages) of “The United States of Inequality” by Timothy Noah of Slate Magazine, to serve as a backdrop to our conversation. You may either come with questions in mind, or submit questions anonymously via a question box located in the UHP main lobby. We hope to see you there!

 

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