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End This Depression Now!

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Published on May 31, 2012

Speaker(s): Professor Paul Krugman
Chair: Professor Christopher Pissarides
Recorded on 29 May 2012 in Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street.

mp3 podcast available here - http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/vi...

The Great Recession is more than four years old—and counting. Yet, "Nations rich in resources, talent, and knowledge—all the ingredients for prosperity and a decent standard of living for all—remain in a state of intense pain."

In his new book, End This Depression Now! which he will discuss in this event Krugman shows how the failure of regulation to keep pace with an increasingly out-of-control financial system positioned the United States and the world as a whole, for the greatest financial crisis since the 1930s. Decrying the tepid response thus far, he lays out the steps that must be taken to free ourselves and turn around a world economy stagnating in deep recession. His is a powerful message: a strong recovery is only one step away, if our leaders find the intellectual clarity and political will to see it through.

Paul Krugman, the recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, is a best-selling author, columnist and blogger for The New York Times. A professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University, The Economist called him "the most celebrated economist of his generation".

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