Fall Semester 2011

The Role of Government in the 21st Century

Wednesday Evenings, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
September 7 – December 14
West Village F, Room 20

Each week we feature prominent guest lecturers with real-world expertise and experience.

Date Topic Featured Lecturers
September
7 21st Century Challenges to our Conception of Government
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Robert Kuttner
14 Government Through the Eyes of Hollywood
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Larry Lowenthal
Eric Stange
21 Markets, Government and Economic Justice
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Steve Nathanson powerpoint
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Barry Bluestone
Steve Nathanson
28 Political Evil
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Barry Bluestone
Alan Wolfe
October
5 Income and Wealth Inequality
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Barry Bluestone powerpoint
Richard Wilkinson powerpoint
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Richard Wilkinson
Jack Maguire
12 Rights vs. Market Goods
- Barry Bluestone powerpoint
- Jim Stergios powerpoint
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Barry Bluestone
Jim Stergios
19 Friedman v. Galbraith
- Barry Bluestone powerpoint
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Barry Bluestone
26 How Much Social Insurance should Government Supply?
Steven Sass powerpoint
- Richard Lord powerpoint
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Barry Bluestone
Richard Lord
Steven Sass
November
2 How Much Should Government Subsidize Homeownership?
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Barry Bluestone
Elyse Cherry
Nick Retsinas
9 How Much Should Government Socialize Risk?
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Nonnie Burnes
Jim Stone
16 Should the Government subsidize Public Radio, TV, and the Arts?
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Charlie Kravetz
Spiro Veloudos
23 Thanksgiving Vacation – No Class
30 How Much Should Government Regulate Business?
- Eric Rosengren powerpoint
- John Kwoka powerpoint
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Eric Rosengren
John Kwoka
December
7 Should Government use Tax Breaks and Subsidies to support Private Business?
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Peter Enrich
Jay Kaufman
14 The Role of Government Reconsidered
- Barry Bluestone powerpoint
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Barry Bluestone
Nonnie Burnes
Michael Dukakis

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