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September 16: Justin Classen “The Measure of a Man and the First UU Principle”

Posted by Tim on September 24, 2018

The past forty years have seen a dramatic increase in the accumulation of wealth and political influence in the hands of relatively few Americans. Beginning with the onset of deregulation and the abandonment of the Bretton Woods system in 1974, wealth inequality in the United States has skyrocketed to the point that the wealthiest 1% of the population owns more wealth than the bottom 50%. This talk examines the origins and fallout of that process, and identifies the fundamental disconnect between the values and morals of American capitalism and democracy.

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