New Deal or No Deal?

IRLE’s conference on “New Deal/No Deal?”

By Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations | 15 November 2010

Berkeley — In the midst of forecasts of continuing economic woes and congressional gridlock, experts gathered recently at the University of California, Berkeley, to assess what worked and what didn’t during the Great Depression-inspired New Deal, the Obama administration’s still emerging efforts to ease the Great Recession, and prospects for relief, reform and recovery.

Much of the conference, “New Deal/No Deal? The Age of Obama and the Lessons of the 1930s,” is now available online at Hosted on Friday, Oct. 29, by UC Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), the program was organized by IRLE director and UC Berkeley labor economist Michael Reich, also co-author of the just-released “Labor in an Era of Globalization,” and Richard A Walker, a UC Berkeley geography professor and the head of IRLE’s California Studies Center.

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Richard A Walker is the director of the Living New Deal.

2 comments on “New Deal or No Deal?

  1. This is a great project, fantastic information to have. Learned of the New Deal on
    KPFA, the Sunday morning program.

  2. Shaina Potts

    Thanks so much for your feedback. It’s always great to hear that word of our project is getting out.

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