Carol Elliott | February 7, 2019
Economic inequality is a complex issue, often made more so by diverse political and socioeconomic opinions that accompany the topic in public discussions.
What is clear is that economic inequality is growing: The gap between Americans at the top and the bottom of the income ladder increased 27 percent from 1970 to 2016, according to the Pew Research Center. The gap and its growth are even more acute in corporate America, with a long-running study by the AFL-CIO showing leaders of S&P 500 companies making about 347 times more than their average employees in 2016, up from 41-to-1 in 1983.
Notre Dame Ethics Week 2019 will examine the economic gap during its annual event held Feb. 12 to Feb. 15 (Tuesday to Friday) at the Stayer Center for Executive Education Commons C. “Economic Inequality: On Campuses, in Communities and at Companies” will feature both Notre Dame and outside experts with diverse professional experience and backgrounds to discuss some of the underlying causes of economic inequality and its impact on specific segments of society, as well as related emerging issues such as technology and CEO pay.
Ethics Week lectures, sponsored by the Mendoza College of Business, the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership and Chase Bank, are free and open to Notre Dame students, faculty and staff, and the larger community.
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