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Media MentionMay 28, 2020

We’ll need mass debt forgiveness to recover from the coronavirus

Some economists say that the ancient remedy for their plight is still the best we've got: If we want a strong recovery after the coronavirus is contained, we will need mass debt forgiveness. LBJ's James Galbraith is a leading proponent of such a jubilee. The economist argues that when the pandemic has passed, "there will be a vast tangle of unpaid debts that cannot be cleared," and thus "the whole financial system will have to be reset."

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Media MentionMay 26, 2020

Global Agenda: Lifting lockdown, the search for exit strategies

Stay-at-home orders in response to COVID-19 have caused widespread hardship. Their relaxation raises concerns about renewed infection. How can we ensure that people and the economy remain healthy? LBJ's James Galbraith joins a panel of other experts to discuss balancing global health and economic recovery.

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Media MentionMay 25, 2020

Another Now #7

LBJ's James Galbraith talks with Yanis Varoufakis, an economist and member of the Hellenic Parliament, as well as the former Greek finance minister and LBJ faculty member, to talk about global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Media MentionMay 22, 2020

Higher education funding: The impact of coronavirus

Decades of tax cuts and government "rollbacks" have meant that most states' public sectors, including state colleges and universities, have been systematically underfunded. The COVID-19 crisis has brought this underfunding into sharper focus, as hospitals and public health systems strain under the pressure of budget shortfalls. State sector higher education systems, both those with affiliated medical schools and hospitals and those without, are now grappling to survive on state budgets allocations that are critically dependent on state and local sales and income taxes.

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Media MentionMay 14, 2020

Azmanova & Galbraith: Disaster capitalism or the Green New Deal

Albena Azmanova and LBJ's James K. Galbraith set out the stark choice we face in the world ahead: submit to disaster capitalism, or reclaim the world with a Green New Deal.

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Media MentionMay 12, 2020

What our post-pandemic future looks like

Economists, investors and CEOs on how the coronavirus has forever changed the world. LBJ's James Galbraith weighs in: "The right model is that of the treatment of inter-allied war debts after World War II: They were canceled, because dealing with the common enemy was a common effort. So the whole financial system will have to be reset. This is not an ideological point but a practical necessity for reestablishing a functioning economic system."

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Media MentionMay 12, 2020

Festival Digit Justice Fiscale

Inequalities have exploded in all countries of the world in the past 30 years. The coronavirus health crisis has exacerbated the inequalities already present in society (be it housing, gender, etc.). The central question will be whether the end of the crisis will also increase inequalities or reduce them. LBJ's James Galbraith was the lead panelist in an event sponsored by the NGO Centre National de Coopération au Développement, based in Brussels, Belgium.

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Media MentionApril 24, 2020

Economics in the coronavirus era: Interview with James Galbraith

LBJ Professor James Galbraith talks with Davide Casaleggio about issues including how the state should intervene to support the economy and the population, and also how to revive the economy.

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Media MentionApril 24, 2020

The economic response to COVID-19

LBJ Professor James Galbraith follows up the DOC's global pandemic webinar on the threat of recession with summary thoughts on economic restructuring, public debt, stimulus packages, and the possibility of a new age of austerity.

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Media MentionApril 24, 2020

Global Pandemic Webinar Series: Economics and the Threat of Recession

Focusing on economics and the threat of global recession in light of the Covid-19 crisis, this webinar featured three expert speakers including LBJ's James Galbraith.

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