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Howard University Hosts Conference to Address Future of U.S. Economy

WASHINGTON (September 30, 2010) – Economists have stated that the United States is in the midst of the greatest job crisis since the Great Depression. Howard University’s Department of Economics in coordination with several organizations will host a conference titled “Jobs and the Future of the U.S. Economy: Possibilities and Limits” on Friday, Oct. 1 at Howard. Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) will be in attendance to speak about his Employment Bill.

A fundamental restructuring of the U.S. economy is essential to overcome both the crisis and reverse the long-term failure to generate jobs. A number of proposals have been offered to make jobs a central priority of U.S. economic policy. The purpose for the conference is to bring together the proponents of these various programs, to discuss their similarities and differences, and develop a strategic perspective on how to proceed.

The conference is sponsored by the Howard University Economics Department, the Chicago Political Economy Group, the National Jobs for All Coalition, the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, and the U.S. Solidarity Economics Network.

Anyone who would like to contribute and further these efforts may participate in the discussion. More information and a detailed agenda can be found at

What: Economic Conference: “Jobs and the Future of the U.S. Economy: Possibilities and Limits”
Date: Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Howard University Armour J. Blackburn University Center
Cost: $20 donation to cover expenses and lunch. Fee waived for Howard University students

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