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One of the nation’s leading progressive economists, James K. Galbraith, will be speaking today about his new book, The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too, at the New America Foundation from 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EST.
I will not be there as I will be over at the Department of State for a special reception and event that I’ll write about this afternoon. But I will watch Galbraith afterwards — and will post the video clip for others to see as well.
My colleagues Mark Schmitt — who is the new Executive Editor of The American Prospect — and Barry Lynn, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and author of End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation will offer comments; New America’s Asset Building Program Research Director Reid Cramer will moderate.
James “Jamie” Galbraith — son of close JFK adviser John Kenneth Galbraith — is Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair of Government/Business Relations at the University of Texas at Austin and is former Executive Director of Joint Economic Committee in Congress.
He is one of the few economic voices that have been predicting today’s economic mess, which just got messier with the increasing collapse of global markets that shrugged off President Bush’s signing the bailout bill package Friday.
— Steve Clemons