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How should we understand the racial wealth gap: What is its cause, and what does it say about opportunity within capitalism? Does the answer to the wealth gap lie in greater market competition, or government remediation? Join the Adam Smith Society for a probing conversation between leading experts on the racial wealth gap and economic mobility of minority communities, to examine both causes and solutions, and how today's situation and our nation's history shed light on the capitalist economic system.
Rafael Mangual is a senior fellow and deputy director of legal policy at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Ralf has written widely on urban crime, policing and the criminal justice system. His work has been featured and mentioned in a wide array of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, New York Post, The Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer and City Journal. In 2020, he was appointed to serve a four-year term as a member of the New York State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He holds a B.A. in corporate communications from the City University of New York’s Baruch College and a J.D. from DePaul University in Chicago. You can follow Ralf on Twitter @Rafa_Mangual.
Jason Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal. After joining the Journal in 1994, he was named a senior editorial writer in 2000 and a member of the editorial board in 2005. Jason writes opinion pieces on politics, economics, education, immigration, and race. He is the author of numerous books, including Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders (2008), Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed (2014), and his most recent book, False Black Power? (2017). Jason holds a B.A. in English from SUNY-Buffalo, and you can follow him on Twitter @jasonrileywsj.
Dr. Glenn Loury is professor of Social Sciences at Brown University and has published mainly in the areas of applied microeconomic theory, game theory, industrial organization, natural resource economics, and the economics of race and inequality. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society and a member of the American Philosophical Society. A prominent social critic and public intellectual, Dr. Loury has published more than 200 essays and reviews in journals of public affairs in the US and abroad.