Economic Crisis: A National and International Perspective

Randy Charles Epping and Steven Greenhouse talked about the economic crisis and what government, business, and labor should do to alleviate… read more

Randy Charles Epping and Steven Greenhouse talked about the economic crisis and what government, business, and labor should do to alleviate it. Mr. Greenhouse talked about the economy from a domestic perspective while Mr. Epping focused on the global implications of the economic downturn. Mr Greenhouse talked about the pressures faced by American workers in relation to outsourcing labor and declines in real wages. Mr. Epping emphasized the necessity of wide spread understanding of economic matters as a way of reducing the ability of firms to engage in fraudulent activities. They talked about the role of the housing market, Wall Street firms, regulation, globalization, and trade imbalances in relation to the current crisis. They answered questions from members of the audience.

Randy Charles Epping is the author of The 21st Century Economy: A Beginner’s Guide, published by Vintage and Trust, published by Greenhouse Book Group Press. Steven Greenhouse is the author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, published by Anchor.

“Economic Crisis: A National and International Perspective” was a program of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs held Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. at the Merrill House. close

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May 23, 2009
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  • May 23, 2009 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • May 24, 2009 | 1:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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