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Seattle author, activist Nick Hanauer coming to WSU for two lectures

Seattle business owner and economics activist Nick Nanauer will give two lectures Oct. 2 at Washington State University Pullman and in Spokane at the Martin Woldson Theater.

.Regarded as one of the Northwest's most ardent advocates for income equality, Hanauer is making those remaks through the annual WSU Thomas S. Foley Distringuisehd Lecture Series.

He speaks and takes questions from the audience at 2:30 p.m. in the Compton Union Building (CUB) Auditorium on the WSU Pullman campus and at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane.

Both events are free.

His lecture, “Saving American Capitalism: The Truth about Jobs, Prosperity and Economic Growth,” covers the issues now debated and widely discussed, including divergences in U.S. and European capital accumulation versus stagnant wages.

“I have been rewarded obscenely for my success with a life that the other 99.99 percent of Americans can’t even imagine,” Hanauer says. But he warns that the rising and unprecedented level of economic disparity critically threatens our capitalist democratic

His collected comments and references to his career as an entrepreneur are at http://nick-hanauer.com/.

Both presentations are sponsored by the Foley Institute with support from community members



The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.