Working Groups on the Economics Crisis:
EPS Bernard Schwartz Symposium

Crisis in the States and Cities: What Should Be Done?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 11:30am - 4:00pm, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC.

Co-sponsors: the New America Foundation

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

Session One – Workers' Rights, Workers' Pay, and Local Public Services: Are workers and unions the cause of state budget crises?

Chaired by James K. Galbraith, Economists for Peace and Security
•Jeffrey Keefe, Economic Policy Institute
•Kerry Korpi, AFSCME
•Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research

Video of Welcoming Remarks and Session One
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Keynote Speaker: Lynn Woolsey, U.S. House of Representatives (D – CA)

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Session Two – State Governments: How bad is it? The role of state
governments in infrastructure, science, and education

Chaired by Sherle Schwenninger, New America Foundation, Economic Growth and American Strategy Programs
•Gary Dymski, University of California, Riverside
•Robert B. Ward, Rockefeller Institute of Government
•Katherine Newman, Johns Hopkins University

Video of Session Two
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Session Three – The National Responsibility and a Course of Action

Chaired by Richard Kaufman, Bethesda Research Institute
•Michael Lind, New America Foundation, Economic Growth Program
•James K. Galbraith, Economists for Peace and Security
•Greg Anrig, the Century Foundation
• Randall Dodd, Financial Policy Forum
•Steven Attewell, University of California, Santa Barbara

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