Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein talks with John Cavanagh with the Institute for Policy Studies about the ins and outs of Barack Obama's economic stimulus package. What is progressive about the proposal, where could it go further and why does it upset the Republicans so much.
John Cavanagh has been Director of the Institute for Policy Studies since 1998. The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) is the nation’s oldest multi-issue progressive think tank. Since 1963, the Institute has worked with social movements to forge viable and sustainable policies to promote democracy, justice, human rights, and diversity. John oversees IPS’s programs, outreach, and organizational development. John holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a MA from Princeton University. He worked as an international economist for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (1978-1981) and the World Health Organization (1981-1982). He directed IPS’s Global Economy Project from 1983-1997. John is the co-author of 10 books and numerous articles on the global economy. His recent publications include: Global Dreams: Imperial Corporations and the New World Order (with Richard J. Barnet), Simon & Schuster, 1994, and A Field Guide to the Global Economy (with Sarah Anderson and Thea Lee), New Press, 2000.