"America's real job creators are consumers, whose rising wages generate jobs and growth," writes economist Robert Reich in a recent blog post. "If average people don't have decent wages there can be no real recovery and no sustained growth."
Reich argues in his award-winning film Inequality for All that the shrinking middle class and the growing ranks of the poor are not the only people affected by income disparity. It also threatens the overall stability of the American economy.
On Thursday, February 20, Reich is streaming a live webcast to university campuses across the United States. The College of Social Work at The Ohio State University is hosting the webcast at 6:30 p.m. at 100 Stillman Hall, 1947 College Road in Columbus.
Please arrive at 6:15 to be seated before the webcast begins. A free screening of Inequality for All will follow the webcast.
The event is part of the College of Social Work's 50th year tribute to important milestones in our country's response to poverty and inequality.
Robert Reich was U.S. Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration. He is currently Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies.