Richard Parker explains why he joined more than 100 economists and historians in signing The Daily Beast manifesto calling for tax cuts and stimulus spending to reboot America, even as the proposal has triggered a fierce debate among his colleagues.
An Oxford-educated economist, Richard Parker teaches at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is the biographer of John Kenneth Galbraith, co-founder of Mother Jones, and currently advises the Greek government on economic reforms. He is working on a book about Nixon’s legacy in today’s world.
From the Louisiana Purchase to the Panama Canal to the G.I. Bill, legendary banker Felix Rohatyn chronicles how a nation that’s falling apart was once built—and can rebuild.