Dana Auditorium (Sunderland Language Center)
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AEI Scholar Michael Strain will argue that populism has infused an unwarranted and debilitating pessimism into national economic discourse.

Michael R. Strain is the director of Economic Policy Studies, and the Arthur F. Burns Scholar in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Dr. Strain is the author of “The American Dream Is Not Dead: (But Populism Could Kill It)” (Templeton Press, 2020). He is the editor or coeditor of three books: “What Has Happened to the American Working Class Since the Great Recession?” (American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2021); “The US Labor Market: Questions and Challenges for Public Policy” (AEI Press, 2016); and “Economic Freedom and Human Flourishing: Perspectives from Political Philosophy” (AEI Press, 2016). He also writes frequently for popular audiences, and his essays and op-eds have been published by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, National Review, and The Weekly Standard, among others. He is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion.

Co-sponsored by the Alexander Hamilton Forum.

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Political Science

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Fram, Daniel H.