EPS Bernard Schwartz Symposium

EPS Bernard L. Schwartz Symposium:
Jobs, Investment, and Rebuilding America: Economic and National Security Issues

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC.

Co-sponsors: the New America Foundation

Participant Biographies

Welcoming Remarks: James K. Galbraith, Economists for Peace and Security

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Session One – A Jobs-Investment-Security Agenda


Chair: Michael Lind

  • Allen Sinai,  Economic Performance in Perspective
  • Michael Tomasky, the State of the Middle Class Now
  • Sherle Schwenninger,  Jobs and Investment
  • Ron Unz, Raising the Minimum Wage

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Keynote: Jason Furman, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers

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Session Two – US Security Policy After Syria


Chair:  Richard Kaufman

  • Heather Hurlburt, The Implications of the Syrian Bargain
  • Winslow Wheeler,  An Unaffordable Defense Budget
  • Peter Galbraith, Lessons for Future Diplomacy
  • Carl Conetta,  US Grand Strategy Now

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Session Three – The Economic and Financial Risks and Dangers 


Chair: Richard Parker

  • Josh Bivens,  Wages and Incomes 
  • Bruce Bartlett, Tax Reform
  • Stan Collender,  The Budget and Spending Cuts
  • Bill Black, Out-of-Control Banks and Non-Regulation
  • Yanis Varoufakis,  Europe

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