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Monday, April 28, 2008 - 7:00pm
Prospects for a New Economy: Beyond Crunch Economics and the Squeeze on Working America

Author-economist Jared Bernstein sheds light on current economic conditions and offers specific solutions for the future. Bernstein demystifies economics and helps us understand the state of working America, the policies assaulting the middle class, implications of growing inequality, and steps necessary to build an economy that works for all of us, not just the chosen few.

He is a senior economist and director of the Living Standards Program at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC. A leading authority on issues of labor and income inequality, he frequently testifies on Capitol Hill and advises members of Congress on economic policy. Co-author of eight editions of The State of Working America, he is also the author of All Together Now: Common Sense for a Fair Economy, a weekly commentator on CNBC, a regular source for media outlets such as NPR and the New York Times, and host of the bi-weekly podcast EconoCorner.

"Jared Bernstein's new book is must-read for everyone who cares about restoring economic fairness in an America with the greatest income inequality since the Great Depression."

~Senator John Edwards

When: Monday, April 28th, 2008
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, 3rd floor
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

This lecture is co-sponsored by:
Portland State University's
College of Urban & Public Affairs' Social Equity and Opportunity Forum
Center for Academic Excellence
Oregon Center for Public Policy
The Sid Lezak Project