Despising Presidents, Orwell, Schools, and Markets (Labor, Shoes and SPACs)

Sunday January 24, 2021


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Speakers

            
Gary Fine
Topic: Despising the President
Bio: James E. Johnson Professor of Sociology at Northwestern.
Reading: Tricky Dick and Slick Willy is here

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Patrick Allitt
Topic: “What’s so great about George Orwell?”
Bio: Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory
Reading: George Orwell’s Essay the Politics of the English Language is Here

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William Fischel
Topic: Why are Mediocre Public Schools are What We Need
Bio: Professor of Economics and Robert C. 1925 and Hilda Hardy Professor of Legal Studies at Dartmouth
Reading Assignment: Making the Grade: The Economic Evolution of American School Districts is here

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Betsey Stevenson
Topic: State of the Labor Market
Bio: Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Michigan, former chief economist at the Department of Labor

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Brendan Hoffman
Topic: State of the Shoe Industry
Bio: President of Wolverine Worldwide which owns brands Keds and Merrell

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David Kostin
Topic: SPACs and More
Bio: Chief Equity Strategist at Goldman Sachs

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