Lane Kenworthy, University of California San Diego, Sociology

Lecture title:

Social democratic America


Lane Kenworthy, University of California San Diego, Sociology

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Semester: Fall 2016

Date: Friday, September 16, 2016

Time: 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Venue: Room R1220, Ross School of Business

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Lane Kenworthy is professor of sociology and Yankelovich Chair in Social Thought at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of How Big Should Our Government Be? (2016, with Jon Bakija, Peter Lindert, and Jeff Madrick), Social Democratic America (2014), Progress for the Poor (2011), Jobs with Equality (2008), Egalitarian Capitalism (2004), and In Search of National Economic Success (1995). His current project is The Good Society (

Introduced by Kelly Russell, Sociology


Government taxes and spends less in the United States than in most other rich countries, and much of our political debate centers on how much to cut from key programs. Over the next several decades, however, America's public safety net is likely to increase in size and scope rather than decrease. Lane Kenworthy explains why and how

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