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Nobel Laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz to speak at BCC on income inequality

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Ph.D

(original source North Jersey)

“Baltimore. Ferguson. Staten Island. Beyond the individual events and decades-old tension and distrust between police and public, there is a common link. Nobel Laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz draws a direct line between economic policies that create income inequality and the rioting in the streets.

“What we’ve seen not only in Baltimore but in Ferguson and places all over the country, a kind of discrimination, inequities in our system of justice, I think it’s staring people in the face in a way that a lot of Americans couldn’t believe before that,” said Stiglitz, who will be speaking Monday at Bergen Community College on the subject of inequality.”

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