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Another Great Debate
An effort in that direction seems underway. Following the Bill Ayres v. Dinesh D’Souza discussion, The Political Economy Project (PEP) and the Rockefeller Center have set up a face-to-face confrontation between Jared Bernstein (VP Joe Biden’s former Chief Economist) and Harvard Economics Professor Greg Mankiw (once an adviser to George Bush) on the timely topic of Income Inequality: What’s the Problem? What’s the Solution?
Mankiw is the author of Principles of Economics, a textbook widely used at the College.
The debate will be moderated by Professor Charlie Wheelan ‘88, who is carving out a name for himself as one of the College’s most engaging professors. Bernstein and Mankiw will talk on Monday, May 12 from 4:30pm-6:00pm in Filene.
Addendum: The Political Economy Project will be offering nine of its own courses in the 2014-15 academic year:
Summer 2014: Government 20: Foundations of Political Economy; Professor Bernard Avishai
Fall 2014: Economics 79: The Clash of Economic Ideas; Professor Douglas Irwin.
International Studies/Government (course #TBA): Violence and Political Economy; Professor Henry Clark
Winter 2015: Economics 74: The Political Economy of Development; Professor Meir Kohn.
Government 20: Virtue and Political Economy; Professor Henry Clark
Government 86.28: Montesquieu in the Enlightenment and Revolution; Professor Henry Clark.
Philosophy 1: Philosophy and Economics; Professor Ira Lindsay.
Spring 2015: Philosophy 50, Special Topics in Philosophy: Property, Markets & Capitalism; Professor Ira Lindsay.
Sociology 49.17: Religion and Political Economy; Professor Henry Clark
PEP is funded entirely by alumni contributions. To my mind, the effort is the most exciting intellectual endeavor at the College right now. If you would care to join other alumni and your humble servant in the financing effort, please e-mail PEP Director Professor Doug Irwin for more information. Your contributions will allow PEP to offer more courses and bring additional speakers to Hanover.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…