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Seven Bad Ideas - Jeff Madrick - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 5:30pm</span>

Seven Bad Ideas

10/23/2015 - 5:30pm

Central Library - Community Room 301

Presented in partnership with the Madison Institute, the author of the widely praised Age of Greed gives us a bold indictment of some of our most accepted economic theories-why they’re wrong, the harm they’ve done, and the theories that would vastly improve on them.
Jeff Madrick—TCF fellow, former New York Times business columnist, and now Harper’s economics columnist—amounts a comprehensive case against prevailing mainstream economic thinking, illustrating how it has damaged markets, infrastructure, and individual livelihoods, causing hundreds of billions of dollars of wasted investment; financial crisis after financial crisis; poor public education and public transportation; gross inequality of income and wealth, and stagnating wages; uncontrolled military spending; and a failed healthcare system that delivers far less than it costs.

Jeff Madrick

About Presenter Jeff Madrick


Jeff Madrick is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, and a former economics columnist for The New York Times.  He is director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation, where he is a Senior Fellow; editor of Challenge Magazine; and visiting professor of humanities at The Cooper Union. Madrick was educated at New York University and Harvard University, and was a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard. He is married to Kim Baker and lives in New York City.


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