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.

DateTopicFeatured Lecturers
September
721st Century Challenges to our Conception of Government
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Robert Kuttner
14Government Through the Eyes of Hollywood
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Larry Lowenthal
Eric Stange
21Markets, Government and Economic Justice
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Steve Nathanson powerpoint
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Barry Bluestone
Steve Nathanson
28Political Evil
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Barry Bluestone
Alan Wolfe
October
5Income and Wealth Inequality
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Barry Bluestone powerpoint
Richard Wilkinson powerpoint
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Richard Wilkinson
Jack Maguire
12Rights vs. Market Goods
- Barry Bluestone powerpoint
- Jim Stergios powerpoint
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Barry Bluestone
Jim Stergios
19Friedman v. Galbraith
- Barry Bluestone powerpoint
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Barry Bluestone
26How Much Social Insurance should Government Supply?
Steven Sass powerpoint
- Richard Lord powerpoint
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Barry Bluestone
Richard Lord
Steven Sass
November
2How Much Should Government Subsidize Homeownership?
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Barry Bluestone
Elyse Cherry
Nick Retsinas
9How Much Should Government Socialize Risk?
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Nonnie Burnes
Jim Stone
16Should the Government subsidize Public Radio, TV, and the Arts?
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Charlie Kravetz
Spiro Veloudos
23Thanksgiving Vacation – No Class
30How Much Should Government Regulate Business?
- Eric Rosengren powerpoint
- John Kwoka powerpoint
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Eric Rosengren
John Kwoka
December
7Should Government use Tax Breaks and Subsidies to support Private Business?
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Peter Enrich
Jay Kaufman
14The Role of Government Reconsidered
- Barry Bluestone powerpoint
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Barry Bluestone
Nonnie Burnes
Michael Dukakis

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