This course will examine three distinct aspects of a topic which has risen to higher levels in the common discourse: income inequality. The first session will define income inequality and examine the degree to which it exists in the United States. What are the causes? Why is it a problem? Session two will examine the historical legacy of societies which have experienced income inequality and done nothing about it (spoiler alert: it is not a pretty outcome). Session three will explore possible manners in which the United States could address income inequality. What solutions exist? The class will be led by Jim Johnson, an adjunct political science professor and attorney.