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Comparing US and Scandinavian Economic Policies

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Uploaded on Feb 12, 2008

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Economist, author and commentator Robert Kuttner contrasts U.S. economic policies with those found in most Scandinavian countries.

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Urban Conversations Conference: Strengthening the Middle Class with opening remarks from Congressman Jerry Nadler and featuring speaker Robert Kuttner.

As income disparities between wealthy and working-class families become more pronounced, middle-class neighborhoods are disappearing from many American cities. How are leaders working to make their cities livable for middle-income families and affordable for the millions aspiring to gain a foothold in the middle class?

Urban Conversations brings together elected officials and leading thinkers from across the nation to foster fresh perspectives and new insights into the key challenges facing urban America and to discuss strategies for addressing them. - The New School

Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect. He writes regularly for the magazine on political and economic issues. He has just completed a book, to be published in 2007, on the connection between political and economic inequality and systemic risks facing the economy. He is pursuing these issues as a distinguished senior fellow at Demos.

Kuttner is the author of six previous books: Everything for Sale: The Virtues and Limits of Markets (1997); The End of Laissez-Faire (1991); The Life of the Party (1987); The Economic Illusion (1984); Revolt of the Haves (1980); and Family Re-union (2002), co-authored with his late wife, Sharland Trotter. His syndicated weekly editorial column originates in The Boston Globe and appears Mondays on the Prospect website.

He is also one of five co-founders of the Economic Policy Institute, and currently serves on its board of directors.

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