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October 20, 2022  |  6:00 PM

The H. F. Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series

In-Person or Virtual

7730 Bonhomme Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105

Doors Open – 5:30 p.m.

Program Begins – 6:00 p.m.
Program Ends – 7:30 p.m.

Cocktail Hour Ends – 8:30 p.m.


Join us for a presentation by Jason Clemens of The Fraser Institute, who will discuss inequality, its complexities, and how it differs from poverty. Inequality and worries about its effects have become a motivating political force in many western countries including the United States. Unfortunately, inequality is too often treated simplistically, avoiding many important nuances and complications, which risk solutions to problems that don’t really exist and could make matters worse.

The event will start promptly at 6:00 PM (CT) and will begin with a presentation by Jason, followed by a Q&A session. It is part of the H.F. Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series, which is proud to be partnering with several organizations and universities around the country.

Audience members will be able to submit questions during the panel discussion via the chat feature.

Open discussion and audience participation are hallmarks of the Langenberg Speaker Series, so the Q&A session will make up a significant part of the program, which will end at 7:30 PM. A social cocktail hour will follow until 8:30 PM.


Jason Clemens is the Executive Vice President of the Fraser Institute and the President of the Fraser Institute Foundation. He has an Honors Bachelors Degree of Commerce and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Windsor as well as a Post Baccalaureate Degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University.


Before rejoining the Fraser Institute in 2012, he was the director of research and managing editor at the Ottawa-based Macdonald-Laurier Institute and prior to joining the MLI, Mr. Clemens spent a little over three years in the United States with the San Francisco-based Pacific Research Institute.


He has published over 70 major studies on a wide range of topics, including taxation, government spending, labor market regulation, banking, welfare reform, health care, productivity, and entrepreneurship. He has published over 300 shorter articles, which have appeared in such newspapers as The Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Washington Post, Globe and Mail, National Post, and a host of U.S., Canadian, and international newspapers. Mr. Clemens has been a guest on numerous radio and television programs across Canada and the United States. He has appeared before committees of both the House of Commons and the Senate in Canada as an expert witness and briefed state legislators in California. In 2006, he received the coveted Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award presented by Caldwell Partners as well as an Odyssey Award from the University of Windsor. In 2011, he was awarded (along with his co-authors) the prestigious Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award for the best-selling book The Canadian Century. In 2012, the Governor General of Canada on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, presented Mr. Clemens with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to the country.


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