Robert Pollin: "Tax Cuts for the Rich and Military Keynesianism: Enough to Bail Bush Out of the Post-Bubble Slump? (part 1)"

Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His most recent book is Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity. His other books include The Living Wage (with Stephanie Luce) and the edited volumes Transforming the U.S. Financial System (with Gary Dymski and Gerald Epstein) and Globalization and Progressive Economic Policy (with Dean Baker and Gerald Epstein). He has worked with the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and has been a consultant on living wage policies in several U.S. cities. He is currently working under the auspices of the United Nations Development Program to develop workable policies to promote jobs and equality in South Africa, i.e., an alternative to IMF/neoliberal orthodoxy.