An Evening with Joseph Stiglitz: Economic Inequality

Fri. March 24, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center

1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Sponsored by: Clergy and Laity United for Justice and Peace


stiglitz-price-of-inequalityNobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz (The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them) will address one of America’s greatest challenges, asking why inequality has increased in the Western world and what we can we do about it. Frank Sesno will join Stiglitz on stage for discussion and questions.

To view and download the slide presentation (as a PDF) that was presented by Joseph Stiglitz during this program, please CLICK HERE.

Tickets are required for this program and may be purchased by clicking the GET TICKETS button below.

Why should you attend?

  • U.S. income inequality, by one measure, is the highest it’s been since 1928. Wealth inequality, measuring assets, is even greater. Economic inequality affects the individual and society in a variety of ways, including health, education, economic stability, growth, civic engagement, and crime, among others.
  • “[Stiglitz] is an insanely great economist.”—Paul Krugman, New York Times
  • “Stiglitz realizes that deepening inequality in our country is not an unlucky act of nature, but a consequence of the policies we have chosen. This lively book suggests a whole menu of policy changes to move us toward a more widely shared prosperity.”—Robert Solow, winner of the Nobel Prize
  • “Inequality is not just about the top marginal tax rate but also about our children’s access to food and the right to justice for all.”—Joseph Stiglitz

In partnership with the Clergy and Laity United for Justice and Peace, the Festival is also presenting Economic Inequality: Who Benefits? What’s at Stake? at 4 PM on Friday. Further details will come on a post-Festival community conversation.

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