By Paul Schmitt
The widening of the gap between the rich and the poor is reportedly increasing nationally, and one new area organization is working to address the problem locally. Focus on Fairness, which was formed earlier in 2018, is sponsoring programs to inform the public on the economic disparity and possible solutions. Member Jim Black of Sister Bay explains why the group was formed. [BLACK] According to the Economic Policy Institute, the top one percent of families in the United States made more than 25 times what families in the bottom 99 percent did. You can find a listing of the three October programs sponsored by Focus on Fairness that are coming later this month below.
Focus on Fairness lecture
Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor
“Opening the Door on Economic Inequality”:
The reality and social implications of wealth disparity
Dr. Dylan Fitz, Assistant Professor of Economics at Lawrence University
Focus on Fairness keynote speaker:
Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor
Chuck Collins – “Born on Third Base”: A one-percenter makes the case for tackling inequality, bringing wealth home, and committing to the common good.
Focus on Fairness candidate forum
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor
Candidates for local and state office discuss fairness, wealth inequality,
and increasing economic opportunity for Door County.