Income Inequality and Quality of Life Debate: Meet the scholars!

We will be holding our second debate of the year on Income Inequality on April 11th at 3pm in the Grossman School of Business, Keller room Ifshin Hall!

Debating that income inequality has not impacted the quality of life of those at the bottom will be Donald J Boudreaux. Boudreaux is a Senior Fellow for the F.A. Hayek Program for  Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a Mercatus Center Board Member, and a professor of economics and former economics-department chair at George Mason University. Boudreaux specializes in globalization and trade, law and economics, and antitrust economics. Hear what Boudreaux has said on this issue below!

Read more background information about Boudreaux here.

Watch Boudreaux’s interview about minimum wage, the middle class, taxation and regulation on the Ruben Report.

Read what Boudreaux has to say about income inequality, the middle class and quality of life.


Debating that income inequality has led to stagnation in quality of life of those at the bottom will be Lawrence Mishel. Mishel is distinguished fellow at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.and has been there since 1987, serving as president from 2002 to 2017. Boudreaux’s areas of expertise are education, labor markets, income distribution and poverty, industrial relations, technology and productivity, wages, unions and collective bargaining.

Read more background information about Mishel here.