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FDR and the New Deal

FDR and the New Deal

The late Arthur Schlesinger Jr., the great scholar of the New Deal, liked to talk about how the best historians know that history is “an argument without end.” Now a new generation of authors has taken up that argument, and it’s as controversial as ever. Join columnists Amity Shlaes and Jonathan Alter as they square [...]

Posted: May 27th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Reflections on Citizen Movements: Peace and Politics in the U.S and Japan

Reflections on Citizen Movements: Peace and Politics in the U.S and Japan

Nonviolent citizen movements for peace, environmental change, and social justice in both the U.S. and Japan have caused social and political change in both nations. Leading American social activist and former California State Senator Tom Hayden and James Orr, Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies at Bucknell University and author of The Victim [...]

Posted: May 27th, 2008 | Comments: 0
It’s the Economic Recovery Plan, Stupid

It’s the Economic Recovery Plan, Stupid

As debate on the recession moves from “if” to “when” to “how long,” The New School’s Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (CEPA) and the New America Foundation invite top economists and business executives to share their perspectives. The discussion centers on the economic and political realities behind the debate on how best to stimulate [...]

Posted: May 22nd, 2008 | Comments: 0
Maintaining Momentum in New York’s Development Agenda

Maintaining Momentum in New York’s Development Agenda

New York City’s economy is slowing and construction costs remain extraordinarily high, but the Bloomberg administration is still planning a number of ambitious development projects. Will New York be able to maintain its fast pace of residential and commercial development? How are neighborhoods responding to zoning changes? What are developers doing about increased costs, tightened [...]

Posted: Apr 30th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Rethinking Poverty: The Impact of Poverty on Children

Rethinking Poverty: The Impact of Poverty on Children

The United Nations’ 2000 Conference and its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) marked an international commitment to eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, and to fostering global collaboration in these efforts. Despite some progress towards the MDGs, millions of children remain outside of the policy agenda. This conference provides peer consultation and feedback on UNICEF’s global study [...]

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2008 | Comments: 1
Art and Money

Art and Money

In a period of radical expansion of public interest and market forces, what is the state of contemporary art’s production, presentation, and acquisition? What roles do narcissism and trophy-gathering play? Is the current boom another chapter in an older, modernist history, or is it truly unprecedented? How did contemporary art, of seemingly endless supply, become [...]

Posted: Apr 18th, 2008 | Comments: 2
Prosperity and Inequality: Debates in India and China

Prosperity and Inequality: Debates in India and China

India and China are emerging as major players in the global political economy of this century, having enjoyed record growth rates for the past five years. Yet each faces major social and economic challenges. Both countries are dealing with growing social unrest, widespread poverty, and rising energy needs in a world market shaped by dwindling [...]

Posted: Mar 27th, 2008 | Comments: 0
New York City Housing Futures

New York City Housing Futures

With the city’s real estate booming as never before, the challenge of housing 21st-century New Yorkers is daunting. The city estimates that we will need 265,000 more housing units by 2030. Where will this new housing go, what will it look like, and who will be living there? Shampa Chanda, Assistant Commissioner for Planning for [...]

Posted: Mar 11th, 2008 | Comments: 0
China’s Business & Policy Evolution

China’s Business & Policy Evolution

China’s two legislative bodies met in March 2008

Posted: Mar 4th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Future of Capitalism:  How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community

Future of Capitalism: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community

Stephen Marglin, Walter S. Barker Professor of Economics at Harvard University, is the author of The Dismal Science: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community. He speaks about the perpetual change that is intertwined with capitalism, and the need for human experience. This was the third annual Robert Heilbroner Memorial Lecture, a series that focuses [...]

Posted: Feb 14th, 2008 | Comments: 0
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