LIVE WEBCAST TODAY: Prosperity Not Austerity: A Response to the Fiscal Commission and a Blueprint for Economic Recovery

The webcast is scheduled from 1:00PM until 3:00PM Eastern.

Discussants Responding to December 1st Fiscal Commission Report:
Joseph Stiglitz
Dean Baker
Nancy Altman
John Irons
Robert Kuttner

Today, President Obama’s bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform will release its much-discussed final report on federal budget priorities. The report, as previewed in the mark-up published by commission co-chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson two weeks ago, is likely to propose a program of harsh austerity measures, including calls for cuts in Social Security and other programs that will adversely affect the middle class while the broader economy has yet to recover.

In a live webcast a panel of prominent economists and budget experts will respond to the findings and recommend alternative paths to fiscal responsibility, with sustained economic growth for all Americans.

This event is co-sponsored by The American Prospect, Demos, the Economic Policy Institute, The Century Foundation, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and the Roosevelt Institute.