Columbia University - Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive, New York, 10027
Oct 10, 2013
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (GMT-5)
In 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed an Economic Bill of Rights whose guarantees included employment at living wages, housing, medical care, education and old age security.
The conference, "An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century," will consider FDR’s proposal in light of subsequent history. Have any of those rights originally proposed been achieved? What are their interconnections? How does FDR’s Bill of Rights need to be updated for the 21st Century? How can we secure these rights in the present political climate?
CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker will take part in a panel on "Full Employment and the Right to a Job." For more information, visit the conference website.