Events

Event 

Title:
Is America Becoming Ungovernable?
When:
02.14.2013
Category:
SCEPA Faculty & Fellows

Description

Washington's Battle Over the Debt Limit: 

coinsThe U.S. government is running out of money – fast. While the country braces for a political showdown in February over increasing the debt limit, some speculate that political polarization is making the United States ungovernable.

Debates about the budget, taxes, social programs, and government spending are fundamental to our future. But these issues are increasing lost in Washington's prolonged and bitter fighting.

This panel of New School experts on economics and politics will discuss the past, present and future of political dysfunction from a perspective that is outside the mainstream debate of cuts vs. spending. They will explore the historical and structural causes that brought us here and offer new ideas for moving the country forward to overcome polarization on our key economic issues, including inequality, proper support for the elderly, and fair taxation.

7:30p.m. - 9:30p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013
The New SchoolTheresa Lang Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10003

RSVP
Livestream: http://new.livestream.com/TheNewSchool/america-ungovernable 

Participants:

Rick McGaheyThe Politics of the Debt Limit Debate
Professor of Professional Practice in Public Policy and Economics, Urban Policy
Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

Teresa GhilarducciSocial Security and Medicare Are Not the Problem
Director, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA)
Department Chair and Professor of Economics and Policy
The New School for Social Research

Darrick HamiltonObama's Challenge: Addressing Inequality and Asset Building
Associate Professor, Urban Policy
Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

David Plotke – The Past and Future of Political Polarization
Professor of Political Science, The New School for Social Research

Co-Sponsors:

Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School for Public Engagement

Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School for Social Research