LIN LECTURE: Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, with Anne Case
- CSSW Alumni Affairs Office
2020 Alice P. Lin Memorial Lecture
ANNE CASE, Ph.D.
Reception: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Lecture & Discussion: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | CE HOURS AVAILABLE* | LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE | REGISTRATION REQUIRED
- If you don’t need CE hours, the event is FREE.
- Practicing social workers are eligible to earn 1.5 CE hours for a fee of $50.
- FEE WAIVED FOR ALL CSSW ALUMNI! CURRENT FIELD INSTRUCTORS RECEIVE $10 OFF!
- For more information on how to obtain CE discounts and on CE learning objectives, please visit the registration page.
- You can also earn CE hours if you attend the event via Livestream. The Livestream link will also be posted on the registration page.
About the Event
Life expectancy in the United States has recently fallen for three years in a row—a reversal not seen since 1918 or in any other wealthy nation in modern times. In the past two decades, deaths of despair from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism have risen dramatically, and now claim hundreds of thousands of American lives each year—and they’re still rising. Drawing from her new book coauthored with Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, Anne Case (bio) will explain the overwhelming surge in these deaths and shed light on the social and economic forces that are making life harder for the working class. She will discuss why, for those who used to prosper in America, capitalism is no longer delivering, and tie the crisis to the weakening position of labor, the growing power of corporations, and, above all, to a rapacious health-care sector that redistributes working-class wages into the pockets of the wealthy. Capitalism, which over two centuries lifted countless people out of poverty, is now destroying the lives of blue-collar America. Case will also chart a way forward, providing solutions that can rein in capitalism’s excesses and make it work for everyone.
The event begins with a half-hour reception (from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.), followed by the lecture and discussion (6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.). Livestream coverage will begin just before 6:30 p.m. at this link: https://livestream.com/accounts/3727021/events/9025303
About the Alice P. Lin Memorial Lecture
The Alice P. Lin Memorial Lecture Series provides an annual lecture on research, issues, and trends in public policy and administration. The series was made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Nan Lin in honor of his wife, Dr. Alice P. Lin SW ’78; SW ’85. Read more.