David Cay Johnston Talks on Income Inequality

Blog Post
April 22, 2014

One of the nation’s foremost experts on income inequality, David Cay Johnston, is coming to Oregon in May to discuss what many are calling the defining challenge of our times.

You will have an opportunity to catch him in Salem, Corvallis, Portland and Eugene at events sponsored by the Oregon Center for Public Policy.

“No natural forces determine income, wealth and the quality of human life. We make the decisions about who will prosper and who will not,” says Johnston. “For now, what we have chosen is extreme inequality, the worst by far of any nation with a modern economy.”

Johnston’s latest book is Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality. Johnston edited and contributed to this collection of essays by leading scholars and political figures, including President Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman. Johnston will be selling and autographing copies of Divided following his talk.

Few people in the nation know as much about the problem of income inequality as David, and fewer still can keep an audience so riveted. Oregonians who care or want to learn more about the problem of income inequality won’t want to miss this event.

Date, Time and Location

Salem: Saturday, May 3, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., Salem Pubic Library

Corvallis: Wednesday, May 7, 11:00 to 11:50 a.m., Corvell 216, Oregon State University

Portland: Thursday, May 8, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., First Unitarian Church

Eugene: Friday, May 9, 12:00 to 1:20 p.m., Eugene City Club

Portland: Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m., Powell's Books