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tonight: Peter Goodman And Joseph Stiglitz


Apparently a member tried rsvping for this a week ago, and was wait listed. On the other hand, the website only has registration recommended, not required. Normally that would be a walk in event. They never responded to an email requesting clarification. So, it might be booked out, or one might be able to just saunter in. We just don't know at this point. I have been to other events in this room, and those who arrived a bit late had to stand at the back.

Sorry about the late notice, I only just found the event. I will only make it if I can break free from work.
Myths, Markets, and Main Street: A Conversation with Peter Goodman and Joseph Stiglitz about the economic downturn and the way forward:

Peter S. Goodman has been a national economic writer for the business section of The New York Times since October 2007. His book, "Past Due: The End of Easy Money and the Renewal of the American Economy", chronicles the roots and consequences of the Great Recession, exploring the technology bubble of the 1990s, China's breakneck development, and the American real estate bubble, while considering how the nation may construct a new, more sustainable economy, perhaps focused on renewable energy and the life sciences.

In his book "Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the sinking of the World Economy", Joseph E. Stiglitz explains how America exported bad economics, bad policies, and bad behavior to the rest of the world, only to cobble together a haphazard and ineffective response when the markets finally seized up. Drawing on his expertise, Stiglitz outlines a way forward building on ideas that he has championed his entire career: restoring the balance between markets and government, addressing the inequalities of the global financial system, and demanding more good ideas (and less ideology) from economists.

Join Goodman and Stiglitz for a lively discussion on these two exciting titles!

Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Faculty House, 3rd floor
64 Morningside Drive
New York, New York 10027

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