Co-sponsored by D&S:
Economist Dean Baker to Discuss the Root of the Economic Meltdown
WHAT: On Thursday, April 30th, economist Dean Baker will discuss his latest book, Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy, which chronicles the growth and collapse of the stock and housing bubbles. Baker, co-director of the Center of Economic and Policy Research, was one of the economists who saw it coming as early as 2005 when he warned about the housing bubble, lack of regulation and corruption at the root of the economic meltdown.
Dean Baker was the editor of Getting Prices Right: The Debate Over the Consumer Price Index, which was a winner of a Choice Book Award as one of the outstanding academic books of the year. Baker’s other books include The United States Since 1980, The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer, Social Security: The Phony Crisis (co-authored with Mark Weisbrot), and The Benefits of Full Employment (co-authored with Jared Bernstein).
Baker appears frequently on TV and radio programs, including CNN, CBS News, PBS NewsHour, and National Public Radio. His blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.
WHEN: Thursday, April 30th, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Jamaica Plain Forum, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Presented by The Jamaica Plain Forum and Cosponsored by:
Institute for Policy Studies
Dollars & Sense
United for a Fair Economy