Income Inequality and Religion in the US Conference | part V

Income Inequality and Religion in the US Conference | part V

This multi-disciplinary symposium brings together leading scholars who will share their research and engage in conversation about the role of religion in addressing rising income inequality—an issue that impacts millions of people.

Summary

This multi-disciplinary symposium brings together leading scholars who will share their research and engage in conversation about the role of religion in addressing rising income inequality—an issue that impacts millions of people. During the 1960s and 1970s, 9-10% of total income went to the top one-percent of Americans. By 2007, this share had risen to 23.5%. Even before 2008 and the so-called Great Recession, the wages of the average worker in the U.S., adjusted for inflation, had been stagnant for three decades. How are the religions contributing to the complex mix of factors responsible for this state of affairs? Part 5 includes an audio-only recording of the panel discussion amongst participants. Dwight N. Hopkins, Professor of Theology (Moderator) University of Chicago Divinity School Evelyn Z. Brodkin, Associate Professor and Director of the Poverty and Inequality Program University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration Paola Sapienza, Donald C. Clark/HSBC Chair in Consumer Finance Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management William Schweiker, Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics University of Chicago Divinity School Amir Sufi, Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy University of Chicago Booth School of Business Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance University of Chicago Booth School of Business Sponsored by the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion.

Details

Duration:
1 hour, 20 minutes, 57 seconds
Recorded:
February 24, 2016
Published: June 2, 2016
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