What’s in a wage? Why income doesn’t tell the whole story

January 6, 2014

The Illinois Policy Institute is proud to welcome economist Don Boudreaux. Boudreaux writes the blog Café Hayek (with Russell Roberts) and a regular column on economics for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has appeared numerous times on John Stossel’s Fox show to discuss a range of economic issues.

Boudreaux will discuss how the quantities and qualities of what ordinary Americans consume are closer to those of rich Americans than they were in past decades. He also will explain what that means for real inequality in America today.

Boudreaux is a senior fellow at the Mercatus Center and a professor of economics and former economics department chairman at George Mason University. He holds the Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair for the Study of Free Market Capitalism at the Mercatus Center. He specializes in globalization and trade, law and economics and antitrust economics.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: 190 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60603 40th floor Library