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Long-Term Consequences of Economic Inequality

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Backwoods Bistro
401 E. Tennessee St., Tallahassee
(corner of Gadsden St.)

Policy analysts predict rising poverty among future retirees because Social Security cannot sustain its benefits and budgets will be strained by rising medical costs. In fact, the situation is much worse. Trends in economic inequality will further erode the well-being of people turning 65 in the future.

David Rasmussen, Dean Emeritus of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the James H. Gapinski Professor of Economics, wraps up the spring semester Policy Pub series with a presentation on economic inequality, particularly as it applies to retired people.

After the brief talk, the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue on the topic.

Over his career Rasmussen’s scholarly research and policy evaluation studies have addressed important public policy questions, including economics of discrimination, urban and regional economic development, the economics of crime and substance abuse policy, and housing economics.

Rasmussen, who is also affiliated faculty with the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, has written (or co-authored) five books and published more than 75 articles in leading professional journals.

Policy Pubs take place in the relaxed social atmosphere of Backwoods Bistro at the corner of Tennessee and Gadsden streets. Guests can enjoy food and drink from the menu while listening to and talking about the evening’s topic. Because these events are very well attended, the public is encouraged to arrive early to get a good parking spot in the restaurant’s lot or surrounding streets and a good table inside.

The series takes place on the second Tuesdays of the first three months of the year: January 16, February 20, and March 20.

More about David Rasmussen

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Download Dr. Rasmussen's Power Point from the session..