As the basis of his talk, Jerry Kettunen will review the Book, Dream Hoarders, written by Richard V. Reeves of the Brookings Institute. Reeves’ premise is that the top 79% to 99% of income earners are the Upper Middle Class (UMC). Along with the politicians they have elected and other privileges they have, they are provided with a glass floor for their progeny. The UMC provides educational benefits through legacy admittance policies in many colleges and education for their children from pre-school on up making an educational playing field tilted in their favor. The lower 79% have a problem competing. Jerry Kettunen states that he “agreed in most cases, but found missing information and exceptions in his personal experience.”
Jerry Kettunen, a retired 3M engineer and life-long Unitarian, is a member of Groveland Fellowship. He volunteers with Mano a Mano working on a water pasteurization system, and tutors at Rondo Library. He also loves to play pickle ball.