SCEPA EVENT: The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

James K. Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and professor of government, will present a lecture based on his book, The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too. Robert Kuttner, distinguished senior fellow at Demos and co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, will act as respondent. Teresa Ghilarducci, Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Professor in Economic Policy Analysis at the New School for Social Research and the director of SCEPA will moderate.

James K. Galbraith teaches economics and a variety of other subjects at the LBJ School. He served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including executive director of the Joint Economic Committee. He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in 1985. Galbraith maintains several outside connections, including serving as a senior scholar of the Levy Economics Institute and as chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security.

Robert Kuttner writes regularly for The American Prospect on political and economic issues. His syndicated weekly editorial column originates in The Boston Globe and appears Mondays on the Prospect website. He has been a John F. Kennedy Fellow at Harvard, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Radcliffe Public Policy Fellow.

This event is co-sponsored by The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, New School for Social Research and Dēmos: A Network for Ideas & Action.


Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

Free; seating is limited; reservations required by calling or emailing

Phone: 212-229-5901, ext. 4911

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