NJ Peace Action

The Impact of Federal Spending In an Economic Crisis

Oct 5 2010 12:30 pm
Oct 5 2010 2:00 pm
Gandhian Forum for Peace & Justice

Jo Comerford

New Jersey Out of Balance

The Impact of Federal Spending In an Economic Crisis

When: Tuesday, October 5, 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Where: University Commons Ballroom C
             William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

We face terrible economic times -- in New Jersey and across the nation. Jobs lost, homes foreclosed, services slashed, tuition sky-rocketing. How do our national priorities affect our local situation? What is the impact of war and military spending on our state economy? What sort of federal budget do we need to address the problems of economic distress, environmental challenge, and global peace and justice? Jo Comerford will address these issues in a talk open to the university community and to the public.

Comerford is the Executive Director of the National Priorities Project, an organization that since 1983 has been analyzing and clarifying federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent. Comerford speaks frequently with members of the media, at community forums and on college campuses on the relationship between spending by the federal government and local economic conditions. In the last year, her budget priorities pieces have appeared on-line at venues such as TomDispatch, The Huffington Post, Common Dreams, Asia Times, Dollars & Sense, http://www.facebook.com/l/28cb36ii2jPknK9PLCEuK0CK28A;Salon.com and Mother Jones.

All are invited!

Co-sponsored by the Political Science Dept. and the Office of the Provost. For more information, contact Prof. Steve Shalom, 973-720-3433.