Sunday, January 19, 2014
5:00p - 7:00p Eastern / 2:00p - 4:00p Pacific time.
Dean will be discussing his book, Getting Back to Full Employment, in which he and his co-author Jared Bernstein point out that the weakness of the labor market has made it impossible for most workers to achieve real wage gains. As a result the benefits of the economic growth we have seen have gone overwhelmingly to the richest 1 percent. They show how, particularly in an era of historically high inequality, full employment would provide workers with the bargaining power needed to secure higher incomes and a fair share of the economy's growth.