Acclaimed economist James Galbraith speaks on ethics of economic inequality

Renowned economist James K. Galbraith speaks on the ethics of economic inequality in the aftermath of the great financial crisis. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, comes at a time when economic inequality has sparked worldwide protests and is increasingly part of the nation’s political conversation.

This is the 9th annual Frank Bryant Jr., M.D., Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics. Dr. Bryant believed in access to health care for all people, and he was an advocate for the medically underserved in East San Antonio.

The lecture is organized by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. It also receives funding from the Salinger-Forland Endowment.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at noon.

Holly Auditorium at the UT Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio.

Dr. Galbraith is a professor at The University of Texas at Austin, where he directs the Inequality Project. His recent research focuses on understanding and quantifying inequality in the world economy. He has authored a number of books, most recently “The Predator State,” and is a frequent media commentator on economic topics.

He is a senior scholar of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and board chair for Economists for Peace and Security. He previously served as executive director of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee. He studied economics as a Marshall Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, and holds degrees from Harvard and Yale.

The lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing. Copies of “The Predator State” will be available for sale.


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