Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Newman reaches peak Newman

Here's what they're presenting at New Orleans's most prestigious institution of private education.
Income inequality -- and how to solve it -- is shaping up to be a rallying topic as candidates rev up bids for the 2016 presidential race. But is income inequality truly a problem?

John Tamny, a political economy editor at Forbes and author, doesn't think so.

Tamny argues the disparity between the wealthy and the poor has been a driving force in American innovation in his latest book "Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You About Economics."

Without income inequality, Tamny says, we would all be worse off.

Tamny is in New Orleans Tuesday evening (April 21) to talk about income inequality and the economic role it plays at a talk sponsored by Metairie Park Country Day School and Isidore Newman School.

The event starts at 6 p.m. in the Henson Auditorium on Newman's Uptown campus. It is free and open to the public
Hey, it's "free and open to the public" presumably so the poors can go get some wisdom about why being poor is good for them. 

1 comment:

Nolaresident said...

Hey! The poor can't be that bad off. I mean, look how many of them own stoves and refrigerators!