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Book Launch Webinar--Gerald Epstein: Busting the Bankers' Club

Book Launch Webinar--Gerald Epstein: Busting the Bankers' Club

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Busting the Bankers’ Club: Finance for the Rest of Us, a new book by Gerald Epstein and published by UC Press, describes the multiple ways in which our modern financial system – dominated by megabanks and powerful shadow financial institutions – pushes income and wealth to the top, while demanding tax-payer bailouts from the rest of us. The book’s core is a description of the battle between the Bankers’ Club, how powerful bank allies including the Federal Reserve, lawyers, financial regulators and economists support and protect the banks, on the one hand, and the Club Busters, political activists, progressive politicians, principled economists and lawyers, try to create laws, regulations and institutions that will reform finance to serve the people, rather than the other way around. 

Please join Gerald Epstein and Robert Pollin, Co-Directors of PERI; Dean Baker, Senior Economist and Co-Founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research; Lisa Donner, Executive Director of Americans Financial Reform, Christine Desan, public banking activist and Professor of Law at Harvard University, and Jennifer Taub, Professor of Law at Western New England College and expert on white collar crime, who will discuss necessary reforms of our financial system, positive steps that can be and are being done to bring these reforms to fruition and how to overcome the attempts by the Bankers’ Club to block these efforts.

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Event Information

Event Start Date & Time February 2, 2024 11:30 am
Event End Date & Time February 2, 2024 12:45 pm

Speakers

Dean Baker

Senior Economist and Co-Founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Christine Desan

Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and author of Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism

Lisa Donner

Executive Director of Americans for Financial Reform and AFR Education Fund

Jennifer Taub

Professor of Law at WNE University School of Law and author of Other People’s Houses and Big Dirty Money

Gerald Epstein

Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute, Professor of Economics, UMass Amherst, and author of "Busting the Bankers' Club."

Robert Pollin

Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute and Distinguished Professor of Economics, UMass Amherst (Moderator)

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