It's been observed by many that disparity between the rich and the poor in the U.S. is now approaching levels not seen since the Great Depression. But how did we get here? On this edition of ST, a we offer a chat with Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Tomorrow night -- Thursday the 9th, at 7pm -- Baker will present a free-to-the-public lecture on the TU campus entitled "Inequality in American Society: Should We Blame the Market?" Co-presented by the Social Science Interest Group, TU's Departments of Political Science and Economics, and the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences at TU, this address will take place in the Chapman Hall Lecture Hall (at 2830 East 5th Street). Baker is often cited as an economic expert by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and other leading media outlets, and his many books include "Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People" (2013), "The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive" (2011), and "Taking Economics Seriously" (2010). Baker previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and as an assistant professor at Bucknell University. You can learn more about his upcoming address at TU at this link.