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Economics and Occupy Wall Street: Solutions from The Occupy Handbook | The New School

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Published on Apr 23, 2012

The New School for Public Engagement is a division of The New School, a university in New York City offering distinguished degree, certificate, and continuing education programs in art and design, liberal arts, management and policy, and the performing arts. |  http://www.newschool.edu/public-engag...

Martin Wolf of the Financial Times and Pulitzer Prize winner David Cay Johnston of Reuters discuss how the 99 percent can effect real change. Wolf and Diamond are contributors to The Occupy Handbook, to be published this month by Little, Brown.

Wolf and Diamond are joined by the economist Daron Acemoglu of MIT; political scientist and economist James A. Robinson of Harvard; Jeff Madrick, journalist and author of The Case for Big Government; Bethany McLean, contributing editor toVanity Fair and co-author of The Smartest Guy in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron; Robert Solow, Nobel prize winning economist who made a crucial discovery 56 years ago about corporate tax law that Congress has never corrected; Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of The Earth Institute of Columbia University;and Raghuram Rajan of the University of Chicago/Booth School of Business, a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund who in 2005 predicted the world economic collapse of 2007--2008. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A.

The discussion is moderated by bestselling author John Cassidy of the New Yorker magazine with David Scobey, executive dean of the New School for Public Engagement, and John Irons, managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation.

*Location: New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3:30 p.m

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