Dream Hoarders: Is the Upper Middle Class Leaving Everyone Else Behind?

NOV 15, 2017 | 6:30 PM

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The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

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C200: Proshansky Auditorium

WHEN:

November 15, 2017: 6:30 PM

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Free; Reservations Required

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Public Programs

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THIS EVENT WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED

In his much-discussed book Dream Hoarders, Richard V. Reeves asserts that the most important gap in America is between the top 20% (not just the 1%) and everyone else. Is the upper middle class hoarding the American dream? Graduate Center professors and scholars from the GC’s Stone Center—Janet Gornick, Paul Krugman, and Leslie McCall—take a critical look at Reeves’ conclusions in conversation with the author, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. They will be joined by Miles Corak from the University of Ottawa, who, in January, will become a professor in the GC Economics Program and a senior scholar in the Stone Center.

Presented with the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.