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Taxing the (Very) Rich: Finding the Cure for Excessive Wealth Disorder

June 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Any serious policy agenda geared towards combating inequality and raising living standards for the vast majority must look to ultra-high earners in the top 0.1 percent, who wield disproportionate economic and political power.

The Economic Policy Institute and the Institute for Policy Studies invite you to attend a day-long conference on Taxing the (Very) Rich. Join tax policy experts, activists, advocates, organizers, and elected officials who will be making the case for taxing the very rich—and debating how best to do that.

Keynote addresses by:

Paul Krugman, City University of New York
Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) (invited)

Shailly Gupta Barnes, Kairos Center
Lily Batchelder, NYU School of Law
Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute
Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Frank Clemente, Americans for Tax Fairness
Barbara Ehrenreich, Author
Sarita Gupta, Jobs with Justice
Chye-Ching Huang, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners
Greg Leiserson, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Nancy MacLean, Duke University
Ray Madoff, Boston College Law School
Jacqueline Patterson, NAACP
Erica Payne, Patriotic Millionaires
Connie Razza, Center for Popular Democracy
Stephanie Taylor, Progressive Change Campaign Committee
Dorian Warren, Community Change
Valerie Wilson, Economic Policy Institute


Economic Policy Institute (EPI)


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1127 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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