This program was recorded on October 19th, 2021.
Why are decent housing, adequate medical care, and other basic life necessities so often out of reach for low and middle-income families? Economist James Schmitz suggests that part of the problem are modern monopolies that block low-cost goods and services from reaching those who need them most. This webinar will take a provocative look at the past and present of these monopolies.
James A. Schmitz Jr. is a senior research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
This program is partially co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of MN