October 24, 2019

Mind the Gap: How Law Can Address Income Inequality in America

On October 23rd, the American Constitution Society convened a panel of experts for a discussion on the causes, effects, and solutions to income inequality in the United States.  The speakers discussed how tax law, labor law, and antitrust law might all be used to curb inequality and the widening racial wealth gap and what constitutional potholes advocates should avoid. Read the discussion's major takeaways.

Lisa Cylar Barrett, Director of Policy, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

Lina Khan, Academic Fellow, Columbia Law School and Counsel, U.S. House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law

Anne Marie Lofaso, Arthur B. Hodges Professor of Law, West Virginia University College of Law

Ganesh Sitaraman, Chancellor Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School

Dora Chen, Assistant General Counsel, Service Employees International Union, Moderator

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