Monday, November 21, 2011

Occupied Media: Interview With Larry Mishel

Our most recent Occupied Media virtual teach-in is with EPI economist Larry Mishel. EPI is celebrating its 25th year fighting for the 99%. EPI was recently recognized by the Washington Post and Paul Krugman. Krugman had this to say about EPI and Larry Mishel:
At this point EPI is the single best source for analysis of labor issues, one of the best sources of macroeconomic analysis, and in general a bastion of humane clarity. The institute’s success demonstrates just how powerful it is when you combine intellectual integrity with commitment, when you make a point of doing the math right, but also never forget that you stand for something....

Put it this way: I’ve had a number of meetings with senior officials along with other progressive economists, and I always feel that of the group, Larry Mishel is talking the most sense — and, whaddya know, agreeing with me.
I was really struck with his clear commitment to making a more decent, more equal society (he ended the interview by saying we had to do another one).



Here are links to the Paul Krugman video mentioned during the interview:

Paul Krugman

Thanks, as always, to everyone with the Occupied Media Working Group and a huge thanks to video editor Paul Shockey.

It is Occupied Media's sincere hope that other occupations and/or supporters of OWS will contribute videos to the Occupied Media project - interviews, teach-ins, how-to videos, music videos and so on (really anything in a video format). Please direct all inquiries and video submissions to:

OccupiedMedia@gmail.com

OR

Plutocracyfiles@gmail.com

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