After Words

After Words: Edward Conard, "Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told About the Economy is Wrong," hosted by Michael Ettlinger, Center for American Progress

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Mr. Conard makes the case that most commonly held beliefs for what caused the 2008 recession are wrong.  For example, he argues that predatory lending and Wall Street greed did not cause the collapse of the housing market.  He also argues that income inequality and the tax policies of Republican administrations have been beneficial for all Americans.  He debates his perspective on the American economy with Michael Ettlinger, the Vice President of Economic Policy for the Center for American Progress.

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Edward Conard

Edward Conard was a partner of Bain Capital from 1993 to 2007 and ran its New York office.  Prior to working at Bain, he specialized in mergers and acquisitions for investment bank Wasserstein Perella.


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After Words: Edward Conard, "Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told About the Economy is Wrong," hosted by Michael Ettlinger, Center for American Progress

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  • Monday, October 8th at 7am (ET)
  • Sunday, August 19th at 12pm (ET)
  • Monday, August 13th at 3am (ET)
  • Monday, August 13th at 12am (ET)
  • Sunday, August 12th at 9pm (ET)
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