The success of President Obama’s next term in office hinges on American economic revival—strengthening the labor market and addressing the persistent fiscal problems that threaten to move the country back into recession. Unemployment may be trending down, but it remains at levels that would have been inconceivable not long ago—at levels that Paul Krugman argues are unconscionable and unnecessary today.
In a partisan age with a gridlocked Congress, how can American leadership address the forces that are impeding economic growth? What kinds of policies are needed to restore full employment? Paul Krugman will presented in front of a sold-out audience and outlined recommendations for US economic recovery and described the fundamental steps on how to fix the economy.
Recorded Thursday, January 30, 2013 at The Fairmont Chicago