In just a few months the current economic expansion will be the longest on record. But an increasing number of economists are predicting that it might be nearing its end. In preparing for an eventual economic downturn, what should be done to avoid the policy mistakes that made the 2008-2010 recession so devastating? Join us for the release of a new AFR report examining how to reform legal and regulatory policies to govern Wall Street in ways that protect ordinary Americans, and prioritize the needs of Main Street in the next recession.
FEATURINGKeynote speech by SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY
Comments from RANA FOROOHAR, Columnist for the Financial Times and author of “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business”
Experts and advocates discussing current and future choices on managing the financial sector to better protect the public.- Katy Milani, Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute- Josh Bivens, Director of Research at Economic Policy Institute- Ann Marie Reinhart Smith, 29 year Toys'R'Us employee and leader with United for Respect- Marcus Stanley, Policy Director at Americans for Financial Reform
**Sponsored by Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund and Center for Popular Democracy