One day before the October 2 March for Jobs, progressive economists are holding a conference at Howard University in Washington, D.C. to discuss solutions to the jobs crisis. The conference call is below.
The US economy is in the midst of the greatest jobs crisis since the Great Depression. But this crisis is more than a short run phenomenon. For many decades we have experienced a long-term failure to generate jobs for all. A fundamental restructuring of the US economy is essential to overcome both the crisis and reverse the long term failure to generate jobs.
A number of proposals have been offered to make jobs a central priority of US economic policy. Our purpose in calling this conference is to bring together the proponents of these various programs, to discuss their similarities and differences, and develop a strategic perspective on how to proceed.
Current sponsors include: the Howard University Economics Department, the Chicago Political Economy Group, the National Jobs for All Coalition, the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability.
We invite all who wish to contribute and further this effort to participate.
Date: Oct 1, 2010
Location: HOWARD UNIVERSITY
Armour J. Blackburn University Center
Washington, DC 20059
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Registration and introduction: 9-9:30. At registration a donation of $20 will be requested to cover expenses and lunch. Fee is waived for Howard students.
Morning Session I: Jobs Proposal Presentations: 9:30-12:00
Introduction and Moderator: Haydar Kurban, Howard University
- Joshua Bivens, Economic Policy Institute
- Mathew Forstater, Center for Full Employment and Price Stability and University of Missouri, Kansas City;
- Darrick Hamilton, New School for Management and Urban Policy and Center for Economic Policy Analysis;
- Philip Harvey, National Jobs for All Coalition and Rutgers University Law School, Camden;
- Joseph Persky, Chicago Political Economy Group,and University of Illinois, Chicago
- John Schmitt, Center for Economic and Policy Research,
- Jeffrey Thompson, Political Economic Research Institute,and University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Morning Session II: Summary and Discussion of Similarities and Differences of
Jobs Programs: 12:15 – 1:15
Chair and Discussant: Charles Betsey, Howard University
Discussant: Michael Golash, Amalgamated Transit Union, Washington DC
The morning panelists and attendees will engage in a facilitated discussion and exchange.
Lunch Break: 1:30 – 2:30
Afternoon Session: Strategic and Political Considerations 2:45-4:30
Panelists (Institutional affiliation for identification only):
Moderator: Aisha Thompson, Howard University
- Trudy Goldberg – National Jobs for All Coalition and Adelphi University
- Rodney Green – Howard University
- Elce Redmond – South Austin Coalition, Chicago
- Mel Rothenberg – Chicago Political Economy Group and University of Chicago
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