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Why Occupy Wall Street matters

Jeff Madrick, senior fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School, discusses how the Occupy Wall Street protesters are influencing the debate on US economic policy. He spoke during the “The backlash: Zuccotti Park and beyond” session, including Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, and Terra Lawson-Renner, fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and assistant professor of International Affairs at The New School, at The Economist’s Buttonwood Gathering, October 26-27, in New York City. The session was moderated by Tom Easton, US finance editor for The Economist.