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NewsFlash: November 30, 2006

Reading the Public on the Economy- December 5 Conference Call


NEWS CONFERENCE CALL: EPI’s Project on the People & the Economy
Tuesday, December 5, 1:00 pm (EST)
(RSVP below, News Release Now Included)

If It’s Still “The Economy, Stupid,” Don’t Talk about the Economy Stupidly
After an election where economic issues ranked second only to the war in Iraq, how can the nation’s leaders talk about jobs, incomes, insecurity, and inequality in ways that make sense to most Americans?

In a new report from the Economic Policy Institute, Talking Past Each Other: What Everyday Americans Really Think (and Elites Don’t Get) About the Economy, experts on living standards, public opinion, and political rhetoric explain how Americans have ambivalent views about the economy, how national leaders misunderstand public opinion, and how advocates across the philosophical spectrum can speak more understandably and persuasively.

News Briefing Participants
The authors of Talking Past Each Other will present their findings:

  • David Kusnet (former Clinton White House speechwriter, and author of Speaking American and the forthcoming Love the Work, Hate the Job (John A. Wiley & Sons, 2007).
  • Lawrence Mishel (EPI President, co-author of The State of Working America, all editions)
  • Ruy Teixeira, fellow at the Center for American Progress and The Century Foundation, fellow of the New Politics Institute, author of the monthly Web feature, What the Public Really Wants, and co-author of The Emerging Democratic Majority.

Joining the authors will be:
Pollsters Celinda Lake, of Lake Research Partners, and Stan Greenberg, of Greenberg, Quinlan Rosner Research, to release their new report, “The Economic Disconnect,” which presents the findings of their new national survey and focus groups.

Seating is limited – sign up today.
Journalists: Click here to sign up to participate by conference call.
Journalists only: Click here for a news release and embargoed copy of the reports in advance of their release.