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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:20 PM

Location: 15 Barclay St., New York, NY, US
Event start date and time: March 31, 2013 5:00 PM
Event end date and time: March 31, 2013 5:00 PM

This series features James F. Hoge, Jr., senior advisor, Teneo Intelligence; chairman, Human Rights Watch; and CGA advisory board member, in conversation with leading journalists and authors.
Books are available for sale following the event.
Mark Blyth—
Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Conservatives today in both Europe and the United States have succeeded in casting government spending as recklessness that has made the economy worse. In contrast, they have argued for draconian budget cuts—austerity—to solve the financial crisis. The problem, according to political economist Mark Blyth, is that austerity is a very dangerous idea that doesn't work. Blyth argues that the revival of austerity policies has almost always led to low growth along with increases in wealth and income inequality. Austerity questions the conventional wisdom, marshaling an army of facts to demand that we recognize austerity for what it is, and what it costs us.
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