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World Events, History, and Culture Book Group

December 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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All are welcome to join this monthly discussion of books on current and historical world events and international culture. This month’s book is: Dream Hoarders by Richard V. Reeves.

“It is now conventional wisdom to focus on the wealth of the top 1 percent—especially the top 0.01 percent—and how the ultra-rich are concentrating income and prosperity while incomes for most other Americans are stagnant. But the most important, consequential, and widening gap in American society is between the upper middle class and everyone else.

Inequality is inevitable and can even be good, within limits. But Reeves argues that society can take effective action to reduce opportunity hoarding and thus promote broader opportunity. This fascinating book shows how American society has become the very class-defined society that earlier Americans rebelled against—and what can be done to restore a more equitable society.”

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Date:
December 13, 2017
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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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