9:00 – 9:45 AM

Welcome

Moderator: Michael Dukakis

  • Mayor Thomas M. Menino | City of Boston
  • Mayor Joseph Curtatone | City of Somerville
  • Governor Deval Patrick
  • Boston City Councilor Mike Ross
  • Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson
  • Christopher Mayer
  • Zoe Wolf

9:45 – 10:45 AM

The Economy: Where are We Now?

Moderator:   Michael Dukakis

  • Barry Bluestone | Overview of the Economy
  • Joseph McLaughlin | Profits and Wages
  • Thomas Shapiro | Wealth Distribution
  • Lisbeth Cohen | The Great Depression and the New Deal

10:45 – 12:15 PM

Who’s the System Failing? Who’s it Working for?

Moderator:  Robert Gittens

  • Stephen Nathanson | Economic Justice 
  • Charlotte Kahn | Health System
  • Kathryn Edin | Poverty
  • Elyse Cherry | Housing
  • Sonia Chang-Diaz
  • Christopher Jencks | Inequality
  • Gia Barboza | Youth
  • Steve Tolman | Middle Class

12:15 – 1:45 PM

Politics & Economics: What went wrong?

Moderator: Mary Jo Meisner

  • Tim Ferguson | Leadership
  • William Dickens | Fiscal Policy
  • Robert Culver | The New Normal
  • James Hackney | Deregulation
  • Dan Wolf | Political Leadership
  • John Kwoka | Private Sector/Public Sector

1:45 – 3:15 PM

What can be Done?

Moderator:  Steve Crosby

  • Robert Kuttner | What Can We do?
  • Noah Berger | State Tax Policy
  • Paul Guzzi | Local Economic Development
  • Karl Klare | Fixing labor law
  • Chuck Collins | Taxing Wealth

3:15 – 4:00 PM

Wrap Up

Moderator: Michael Dukakis

  • Barry Bluestone
  • Lee Farris
  • Steve Meacham
  • Victoria Porell
  • Jimmy Tingle
  • Newton Mayor Setti Warren

4:15 – 5:15 PM

Optional Breakout Discussion Groups

 
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