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David Morris Discussion with Paul Krugman

| Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Nov 6, 2007 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Vice-President David Morris speaks with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman in Minneapolis, November 6, 2007.

There are 11 parts to the video series. In Parts 1-3, Krugman is introduced and discusses current events, Parts 4-8, Krugman discusses American political ideology, and Parts 9-11, Krugman takes questions from the audience.

Part 1: Paul Krugman Introduction.


Part 2: Krugman discusses the “Second Gilded Age” and how we got to where we are today.


Part 3: Krugman discusses taxes and the economy.


Part 4: Krugman speaks of conservative politics and ideology.


Part 5: Krugman briefly touches on healthcare and talks about “the death of outrage.”


Part 6: Krugman talks about the optimism of liberal politics today and how things are different now compared to the 1993 Democratic party.


Part 7: Krugman talks about the difference between a liberal and a progressive and compares Democratic popularity now and in the past.


Part 8: Krugman talks about healthcare.


Part 9: Krugman takes questions from the audience.


Part 10: Krugman takes questions from the audience.


Part 11: Krugman takes questions from the audience.


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David Morris is co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its initiative on The Public Good. He is the author of the New City States, Seeing the Light, and three other non-fiction books. His essays on public policy are regularly published by On the Commons, Alternet, Common Dreams and the Huffington Post.

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