[URPE] [NYC] February Full Employment Seminar
Matthew S Winters
msw22 at columbia.edu
Fri Jan 28 12:47:52 MST 2005
Dear URPE Members:
We hope that those of you in the New York City area might be ablke to join
us for the first Columbia University Seminar on Full Employment, Social
Welfare and Equity in 2005. We think you will find Professor Harvey's
talk especially thoughtful and stimulating. Hope to see you soon. And
best wishes for the New Year,
Helen Ginsburg, Co-chair
June Zaccone, Co-Chair
Sumner Rosen, Co-Chair
DATE: Monday 7 February 2004 - 7:15 p.m. - Faculty House, Columbia
University (Optional buffet dinner at 6:00 p.m.)
SPEAKER: Philip Harvey, Rutgers School of Law--Camden
TOPIC: Income, Work and Freedom
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes the right to work and to
income support. But nowadays almost no one asks what government can or should
do to ensure that decent jobs are available for all job seekers. This goal is
simply assumed to be beyond the reach of public policy. So it is hardly
surprising that many progressives are attracted by the idea of an unconditonal
basic income guarantee. In this talk the relative cost and merit of the basic
income approach is compared to an equally expansive proposal that would use
direct job creation to assure employment for anyone who is unable to find
decent work in the regular job market.
Philip Harvey is an Associate Professor of Law and Economics at Rutgers School
of Law--Camden and a member of the Advisory Board of the National Jobs for All
Coalition. Before joining the Rutgers faculty he was a Visiting Scholar at the
Russell Sage Foundation and prior to that a practicing attorney in New York
City. He has been a visiting professor of law and economics at the Yale School
of Organization and Management, a visiting professor of law and political
science at the City College of New York, and a visiting professor of public
policy at Sarah Lawrence College. He received his B.A. and law degrees from
Yale University and his Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social
Research. He is the author of Securing the Right to Employment (Princeton U.
Press, 1989), and co-author, with Theodore Marmor and Jerry Mashaw, of
America's Misunderstood Welfare State (Basic Books, 1990). He currently is
working on a book on the trajectory of American social welfare policy which
will be published by Yale University Press. A complete C.V. can be found at
A copy of Prof. Harvey's paper is available by request.
Please RSVP to Matt Winters (msw22 at columbia.edu) by Thursday 3 February.
Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. at Faculty House, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. Enter via the
gate on the east side of Broadway at 116TH STREET; go through campus and cross
AMSTERDAM AVE. Continue on West 116th past the Law School and turn left
through the gate, turn right beyond Wein Hall on the right and go down the ramp
to Faculty House. Purchase a ticket for dinner ($19) at the ticket window on
the first floor, and then the dinner buffet is in the DeWitt Clinton Dining
Room on the fourth floor.
The seminar is at 7:15 p.m. The room will be announced in the Faculty House
Please reply no later than Thursday 3 February.
University Seminar on Full Employment #613
____ I will ____ I will not attend the meeting on 7 February.
____ I will ____ I will not join the group for dinner ($17).
Chaired by Helen Lachs Ginsburg, helenginsburg at yahoo.com, Sumner Rosen,
smr6 at columbia.edu, and June Zaccone, ecojmz at hofstra.edu
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