Public meetings

Social inequality and capitalism

The past five years have witnessed a growth of social inequality unprecedented in American history. The country’s billionaires have seen their wealth more than double, while a typical household’s yearly income has fallen by nearly $5,000.

Every action taken by the Democratic and Republican Parties—from the Wall Street bailout to sweeping budget cuts and attacks on social programs—have been calculated to increase the wealth of the super-rich at the expense of the population.

Forced to acknowledge the vast social chasm, Obama recently called inequality the “defining challenge of our time,” yet his policies have contributed more to the enrichment of the top one percent than any other administration in US history.

What no section of the political establishment can acknowledge is that the growth of social inequality is the inevitable outcome of the capitalist system. No social problem—from war, to poverty, to attacks on democratic rights—can be addressed without breaking the grip of the corporate and financial plutocracy over society.

Join the Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality for a discussion of the roots of social inequality and the socialist program for reorganizing society on a rational and egalitarian basis.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thursday, February 27, 6:30 pm
University of Michigan
Michigan League, Henderson Room (3rd Floor)
911 N. University Avenue

San Diego, California
Thursday, February 27, 7:00 pm
San Diego State University
Aztec Student Union, Pride Suite

Berkeley, California
Thursday, February 27, 7:00 pm
University of California, Berkeley
102 Wurster Hall

Los Angeles, California
Saturday, March 1, 3:00 pm
California State University Los Angeles
University Student Union, Boardroom South

Portland, Oregon
Sunday, March 3, 6:00 pm
Central Library, US Bank Room
801 SW 10th Avenue

Bozeman, MT 59717
Thursday, March 6, 6:00 pm
Montana State University
Strand Union Building, Room 230