“Inequality and its discontents”: Introduction

[On September 22nd I had the honour of giving the 2014 Mabel Timlin Lecture—“Inequality and its Discontents”—at the University of Saskatchewan. This post is the introduction, and the full lecture will be published in the near future.]

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Who is Alan Krueger? And why is he speaking for the White House on Inequality?

Alan Krueger is a labour economist who teaches at Princeton University.

On August 29th President Obama appointed him the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, and his appointment was confirmed in November.

In this role he will be giving what is only his second speech on Thursday January 12th at the Center for American Progress in Washington on “The Rise and Consequences of Inequality.”

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