A Post-Austerity Agenda

The Annual Robert Heilbroner Lecture on the Future of Capitalism: Towards Full Employment, Financial Stabilization & Environmental Sustainability
Economist Robert Pollin will present SCEPA’s annual Robert L. Heilbroner Memorial Lecture on the Future of Capitalism. Pollin will propose a post-austerity policy agenda that lays out a clear path to job creation and lowering public debt – while advancing greater equality. Robert Pollin, Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, received his PhD from The New School and studied under Robert Heilbroner. He is co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and co-author of a recent study that debunks the notion that austerity policies can promote economic growth by starving social spending. This event will celebrate the fall issue of The New School’s Social Research journal, “Austerity: Failed Economics but Persistent Policy.” It is jointly sponsored by Social Research: An International Quarterly and the Center for Public Scholarship.

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  1. Jim Flavin March 12, 2014 12:05 pm 

    Will someone tell this guy that Austerity is alive and well – the fact that it was a proven failure is a total irrelevance to Political leaders . Cameron said a few months ago that we may have to have Everlasting Austerity .- for the less well off of course .
    Hit the weakest – that is the best strategy in Economics / politics or War – a proven success .
    But apparently we are ” Heroes ” according to our political leaders – heroes because we paid the bank robbers bills .
    Who votes for these politicians – and why are they still able to walk around .

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