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April 7 - 17, 2009

Should the Rich Pay Higher Taxes?

This online debate held by the Economist features a guest opinion by CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker on Tuesday, April 14th.  The two main debators are Professor Thomas Piketty (arguing in favor of higher taxes for the rich) and Chris Edwards of the CATO Institute (arguing against).  Other guest experts will also share their opinions.

 

April 1, 2009

Working for an Economy by the People, for the People!

Hosted by Building Bridges Radio (WBAI, 99.5 FM NY) and featuring CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker, this event was an examination of the present crisis of capitalism and peoples’ demands that the road to economic recovery lies in directly increasing their living standard and abandoning trickle down economics. In the words of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who gave his life fighting for the rights of the Memphis sanitation workers and for a poor people’s movement for economic rights, “A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth…and say: `This is not just.'"

 

March 31, 2009

Latin America’s Leftward Shift: What’s Next for U.S. Foreign and Commercial Policy in the Hemisphere?

Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. spoke at an event at Pomona College. This event was sponsored by the Oldenborg Center for Modern Languages and International Relations at Pomona, looked at the prospects for change in U.S. foreign and economic policy toward the region under the Obama Administration. For more information, please click here (PDF).

 

March 19, 2009

Examining the "Making Home Affordable" Program

Dean Baker testified before the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity of the House Committee on Financial Services on President Obama's "Making Home Affordable" program.

 

March 12, 2009

Industrializing Amidst a Global Financial Crisis: Is it Possible?

With Prof. Ha-Joon Chang, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge; Mr. Rogerio Studart, Alternate Executive Director for Brazil, World Bank; and Mr. Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research.
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March 12, 2009

Book Discussion with Prof. Ha-Joon Chang at Busboys and Poets

CEPR Senior Research Associate Ha-Joon Chang discussed his book, Bad Samaritans – The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism, newly available in paperback. Listen to the audio here.
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March 11, 2009

The Employee Free Choice Act & The American Workforce

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker participated in this panel hosted by the American Constitution Society. Watch the video.

 

March 1, 2009

Book Signing and Discussion at Politics and Prose
CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker discussed and signed copies of his new book, Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy. Watch the video.
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February 25, 2009

Boomer Bust? Securing Retirement in a Volatile Economy

Dean Baker testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

 

February 24, 2009

Strengthening Worker Retirement Security

Dean Baker testified before the House Committee on Education and Labor

 
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