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Jeff Madrick

Director of policy research at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at the New School

Jeff Madrick appears in the following:

Age of Greed

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Jeff Madrick tells how the single-minded pursuit of huge personal wealth led to America’s economic ills over the last 40 years. Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present tells the stories of these politicians, economists, and financiers who declared a moral battle for freedom but instead gave rise to an age of greed, and he traces lineage of some of our nation’s most pressing economic problems to the rise of greed since the 1970s.

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So long dollar bill?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This week the Chinese called for a new global currency to replace the dominant dollar. China has the world’s largest foreign exchange reserves, valued at nearly $2 trillion, with more than half of these holdings estimated to be made up of dollar-denominated bonds, including United States Treasury bonds. Earlier this month, the Chinese prime minister, Wen Jiabao, said he was concerned about the safety of these assets. Russia has made the same plea before. How serious are these countries? Jeff Madrick is the director of policy research at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy at The New School. He says this issue shows "the tide of history is turning" when it comes to the global dominance of the dollar. He joins us now to discuss whether a new currency reserve system is a possibility or just some pre-G20 maneuvering by China.

"We could have a bubble: The treasury bill bubble."
—Jeff Madrick of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy on the state of the economy

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A Case for Big Government

Monday, January 26, 2009

In Barack Obama’s inaugural speech, he said "the question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works." Jeff Madrick, author of The Case for Big Government, argues that in the current financial crisis, big government is the most effective ...

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