Economic Equality in America
Martin Wolf

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The concept of “fairness” is often absent in discussions of how market-based economies operate. In free markets, economic rewards accrue to those with entrepreneurial skills, to those who take risks, work hard, and satisfy the demands of the market. In free markets, government exists to protect property rights and to largely “stay out of the way.” But what if, at some point, the economy evolves so that income and wealth are so concentrated that the issue of fairness can no longer be ignored? The U.S. economy may now be at, or at least nearing that point. This lecture discusses a wide range of data and views on the subject of economic equality – in a manner, hopefully,  that will be perceived as being truly fair and balanced.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Martin Wolf received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the Graduate School of Business, New York University.  Dr. Wolf has more than 30 years experience in economic forecasting and analysis. He worked for 21 years at AT&T, where he was in charge of AT&T's economic forecasting organization. He also spent 10 years with the National Council on Compensation Insurance, where he served as an expert witness at state rate filings, and also lectured on business-cycle related issues before professional groups throughout the U.S.

Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member advance registration - $20 per event
$50 for any combination of three events
$100 for any combination of seven events
Door price member/non-member - $25