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Jim Richardson, LSU Economics Professor (2015)




Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-01-14

Duration: 00:29:03

Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Richardson, James A. | Economists | Income distribution | Taxes


  • Richardson, Jim Speaker


A speech by Dr. Jim Richardson before the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on January 14, 2015. Richardson is a professor of economics at LSU. He discusses the issue of income inequality, including: current and historical trends; executive pay relative to the average pay of workers; how the United States compares to other countries; the potential impact of increased inequality; tax policies; and upward mobility.