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December 6, 2018
7:00 PM
Watertown Savings Bank Room
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street

Watertown, MA 02472
Free and open to all.
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Democracy Talks: Inequality and Public Policy

Thursday, December 6, 2018

We are in an era of rapidly rising income and wealth inequality, and this trend has important political and social effects. Sara Chaganti will discuss the role of public policy – both current and past – in driving inequality. She will show that inequality is not simply an unfortunate by-product of the free market, but is also driven by a series of policy decisions. Chaganti is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute on Assets and Social Policy, a research institute housed at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. NEW! After the talk, join our facilitated discussion about inequality and public policy led by moderators from Watertown Community Conversations.