Inequality in Good Times and Bad
June 11, 2020
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Economic inequality is a central theme in the Presidential campaign. Progressives have proposed that one way to reduce inequality is with a tax on the accumulated wealth of the richest Americans, yet an influential theory in economics, endorsed by the right, argues that the ideal tax on wealth is zero. Is a wealth tax a good idea, a bad idea, or both?
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ERIC SCHOENBERG is a former investment banker, a member of the Patriotic Millionaires, and has taught at Wharton, Columbia Business School, and NYU before taking his current position in Columbia’s Psychology Department.
PETER COY, the moderator, is the economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek and covers a wide range of economic issues. He also holds the position of senior writer.
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