Agenda for Shared Prosperity

More Jobs, Good Jobs

Mapping New Routes to Economic Growth & Full Employment

An Agenda for Shared Prosperity breakfast forum

Friday, June 22, 2007
8:00 am - 10:00 am Eastern

EPI, 1333 H Street, NW; East Tower, Suite 300, Washington, DC

Audio, video, and a full written transcript from this event are now available.

For most Americans, a good job is their one and only ticket to prosperity. Yet the absence of strong economic growth and a full-employment economy has derailed the hopes of millions of workers of ever reaching that destination.

Please join Congressman Barney Frank and leading economic experts for an eye-opening discussion about why our economy is growing slower than it could, and what policies are available to expand growth and lead to full employment.

Registration & Breakfast
7:30 - 8:00 am

8:00 - 8:45 am
Rep. Barney Frank
One of the most progressive, outspoken, and effective members of Congress, Barney Frank chairs the House Committee on Financial Services, which oversees the Federal Reserve Board and assesses how well the Fed is meeting its obligation to create and maintain full employment. In 1980 Congressman Frank came to the Congress where he represents Massachusetts' 4th district.

8:45 - 10:00 am
Thomas Palley
Author, Plenty of Nothing: The Downsizing of the American Dream and the Case for Structural Keynesianism (Princeton University Press), and a frequent contributor to many academic journals, as well as to The Atlantic Monthly, The American Prospect, and The Nation.
Reviving Full Employment Policy

Jeff Madrick
Editor, Challenge magazine; Visiting Professor of Humanities, The Cooper Union; and Director of Policy Research at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School.
Breaking the stranglehold on growth

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