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Caldwell 105

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599

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February 2018

Talk: Richard V. Reeves “Dream Hoarders?”

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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Richard V. Reeves will present a talk based on his recent book "Dream Hoarders? Enduring Inequality and the American Upper Middle Class."   America is becoming a class-based society. It is conventional wisdom to focus on the excesses of the top 1%—especially  the top 0.01%— and how the ultra-rich are hoarding income and wealth while incomes for most other Americans are stagnant. But the more important, and widening, gap in American society is between the upper middle class—the top 20%— and…

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March 2018

PPE Talk: Cass Sunstein

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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How Good Looking Are You? Brains, Optimism, and Climate Change   People are frequently exposed to competing evidence about climate change. We examined how new information alters people’s beliefs. We find that people who doubt that man-made climate change is occurring, and who do not favor an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, show a form of asymmetrical updating: They change their beliefs in response to unexpected good news (suggesting that average temperature rise is likely to be less than previously…

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