Equity Talks: When Minimum Wage Doesn't Meet the Minimum
October 11, 2022
7:00 PM — 8:15 PM EST
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Is upward mobility an illusion? Equal opportunity can feel like a sham when the wealth gap is so wide and the rich only get richer. George Packer, staff writer at The Atlantic, knows that systemic inequalities - especially in education - can prevent the average American from getting ahead. Join us to hear from Packer as he explores the case for better public institutions, better public schools and better living wages as the key to fixing the inequality gap.
George Packer is an award-winning author and staff writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal, Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America (winner of the National Book Award), and The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq. He was also the 2019 recipient of the Hitchens Prize; given in memory of the late Christopher Hitchens to a journalist or author who demonstrates a deep commitment to the pursuit of truth and free expression, without concern for professional or personal consequences.