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The Inequality Blame Game

by Adam Smith Society


Wed, 27 Mar 2019

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Ross 2230

701 Tappan Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States

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What explains persistent discrepancies in economic outcomes, not only among groups within the U.S. but also between nations? And why have our politicians and policy makers failed to close these gaps? Jason Riley will discuss the causes and assumptions that underly “disparities” and “inequities” and what if anything can be done to close them.

Free Reception to Follow at Garage Bar with Drinks & Apps

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Ross 2230

701 Tappan Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States


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Jason Riley


Wall Street Journal

Jason Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and a commentator for Fox News. He is a recipient of the 2018 Bradley Prize. After joining the Journal in 1994, he was named a senior editorial writer in 2000 and a member of the editorial board in 2005. Riley writes opinion pieces on politics, economics, education, immigration, and race. He also speaks frequently on ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS, and NPR.

Riley is the author of Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders (2008), which argues for a more free-market-oriented U.S. immigration policy; and Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed (2014), which discusses the track record of government efforts to help the black underclass. His most recent book, False Black Power? (2017), is an assessment of why black political success has not translated into more economic success. He has also worked for USA Today and the Buffalo News. Riley holds a B.A. in English from SUNY-Buffalo.​

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