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Screening  |  Inequality for All

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:30–8:30 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Crisis! A Film Series
Using classic and contemporary films and expert commentators, Crisis! engages the community in a discussion about the global economic crisis. Each screening begins with a panel discussion which includes experts from Buffalo State’s faculty and the community. Audiences can expect a broad spectrum of views, lively discussion and debate. All screenings that are part of the Crisis! Film series are free and open to the public. Crisis! takes place on select Thursdays throughout the spring semester of 2014.

Join us for a lively discussion on what president Barack Obama called “the defining challenge of our time.” Dr. Robert Pollin is Co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst . Dr. Pollin’s recent books include Back to Full Employment (2012), and A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States (co-authored, 2008). Panelists include Dr. Fred Floss, Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute;
Dr. Ted Schmidt and Bruce Fisher from the Department of Economics and Finance

Inequality for All
This new (2013) film describes trends in the recent economic history of theUnited States, focusing closely on tax policy and changes in the redistribution of income.  Reich, a formerUSSecretary of Labor, offers policy advice on how to change the American economic system. Is his analysis current, correct, or irrelevant? For more information, visit

Films featured include: Bonfire of the Vanities (Jan. 30), The Smartest Guys in the Room (Feb. 20), Frontline: Money, Power & Wall Street (Feb. 27), Inside Job (Mar. 6), Margin Call (Mar. 13), Client #9 (Mar. 20), The Madoff Affair ( Apr. 3), Capitalism: A Love Story (Apr. 17), and Inequality for All (Apr. 24). The Crisis! Film series are free and open to the public.