Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality
Speaker: Professor Edward T. O’Donnell
College of the Holy Cross
Professor O’Donnell’s presentation will be based on his book on the topic, published by the Columbia University Press in 2015. Henry George played a key role in popularizing some of the foundational ideas of progressivism that shaped U.S. social and economic policy in the 20th century. This topic has tremendous relevance for contemporary U.S. society as it confronts similar questions about poverty, inequality, corporate power, etc in what some have taken to calling a Second Gilded Age. In addition to several books and articles, Professor O’Donnell has lectured widely and has been the featured presenter of several history programs in the widely acclaimed The Great Courses.
Monday, April 24, 2017
The Little Theater (next to Carnesecca Arena)
St. John’s University, Queens Campus
8000 Utopia Pkwy, Jamaica, NY 11439
This lecture is partially funded by a grant from the
Robert Shalkenbach Foundation.
For additional information, contact Dr. Joseph A. Giacalone, Henry George Chair.