James K. Galbraith


"Economic Policy: Supporting or Undermining the American Dream?"


September 8, 2011
7:01 PM


First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Cambridge Forum welcomes noted American economist JAMES K. GALBRAITH as part of their fall series, "How We Live Today."

James K. Galbraith examines current economic debates about austerity, government spending, tax policy, and job creation. How much of the current debate in Washington and in statehouses across the country is driven by economic theory and how much by political ideology? What impact do these abstract concepts have on individual well-being? On the well-being of society as a whole?

James K. Galbraith
James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr., Chair in Government / Business Relations at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds degrees from Harvard and Yale. He studied economics as a Marshall Scholar at King's College, Cambridge, and then served on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including as executive director of the Joint Economic Committee. He directs the University of Texas Inequality Project, is a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute, and is chair of Economists for Peace and Security, a global professional association.

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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