April 14, 2011
Debating the Future of Progressive Economics
The Great Recession and the Democratic sweep in 2008 returned Keynesian economics to the center of political debate. But Rob Atkinson, founder of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, argued in a recent Breakthrough Journal essay that progressive economics, with its focus on economic distribution, had left behind a coherent economic growth agenda. Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy research, rejected Atkinson's "potshot" in a reply also published in the Journal. The two aired their differences in a debate in Washington, DC. At stake: the future of progressive economics.
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