Friday, May 26 , 2017, 4:31 pm | Mostly Cloudy 67º

 
 
 
 
Posted on January 16, 2013 | 6:18 p.m.

Timothy Noah to Present ‘Inequality and the 2012 Election’ at UCSB

Source: Brittany Susnow for the Walter H. Capps Center

Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life at UCSB will present Timothy Noah in a free presentation titled “Inequality and the 2012 Election” at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at the Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St.

Timothy Noah
Timothy Noah

The 2012 presidential election was the first, since the income-inequality trend began three decades ago, to address this troubling divergence. But the discussion’s main function was to demonize Mitt Romney rather than to produce concrete solutions to the problem.

Noah is a senior editor of The New Republic, where he writes the TRB column. He was for a dozen years a senior writer at Slate, where he wrote the “Chatterbox” column, among other duties.

Before that, he was a Washington-based reporter for the Wall Street Journal, an assistant managing editor for U.S. News & World Report, a congressional correspondent for Newsweek and an editor of the Washington Monthly (where he remains a contributing editor).

Noah has written for a variety of other national publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Harper’s, and Fortune, and contributes frequent video essays to CBS Sunday Morning.

Courtesy of The Book Den, copies of The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It will be available for purchase and signing at this event.

The event is presented by the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life at UCSB and co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy.

For assistance in accommodating a disability, call 805.893.2317.

— Brittany Susnow represents the UCSB Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life.

 
  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.



Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >