Reducing Inequality on a Finite Planet

Thursday, October 12
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
511 NW Broadway, Portland

Many economists and activists believe we can reduce extreme wealth inequality through ginning up the economic growth machinery and distributing the rewards more fairly.  But what if such growth is ecologically unsustainable? There are too many people consuming too much stuff. Humanity is facing an overshoot crisis as evidenced by climate change, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem breakdown. We need drastic changes in our economy to start walking the path toward a sustainable society. One of the most critical changes is to reduce the dizzying gap between the haves and the have-nots. Many people fail to appreciate the link between equality and sustainability. In a world of finite resources and increasing competition for those resources, we need economic institutions and policies that promote equality rather than a grab-what-you-can race to the bottom. This program will explore the intersection of the ecological crisis and extreme wealth inequality.

This event is free, but seating is limited. For more information click here.

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