Mar 06

The Great Wealth Explosion, 1800-Present Debate Student Activities | Debate

Academic researchers in political science, economics, and sociology are trying to discover the source of the dramatic rise in living standards of the average person over the last two hundred years. Economic historians have noted this improvement in a variety of places, but there remains some disagreement over the exact source of this growth. This panel will explore some of the explanations for this significant growth and what policies are likely to continue it into the future. However, it will also question whether this growth has permeated all levels of society, or whether one can still find third-world poverty even in the United States.