Karl Case and William Apgar with Lisa Lynch

A discussion on the American Dream and the U.S. economy

March 26, 2009
C. Walsh Theatre

"Has the American Dream Reached the End (or a New Beginning)?: Credit, Debt, and the U.S. Economy," a discussion with Karl Case, William Apgar, and Lisa Lynch. 

We are a nation of debtors.  How have our borrowing habits helped to build our economy and how have they weakened it?  What does this mean for our future as a nation?  William Apgar, Senior Scholar at Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies and former Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Karl Case, Professor of Economics at Wellesley College, discuss the factors that led us intor our current economic morass and explore idea for charting a course forward.  Moderated by Lisa Lynch, Dean and Professor Economics at the Heller Schol for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.

A Ford Hall Forum event.  For more information, please visit www.fordhallforum.org.


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