Purposes of the Economic Issues PAN
Given that the global economy is experiencing one of its most severe contractions since the 1930s, it is important that DAUK provide its members with a forum to learn more about the causes of the financial crisis and the various remedies proposed by policymakers.
One of the major purposes of this PAN is to keep members apprised of key policy initiatives in at least four issue-areas (economics, finance, regulation and taxation) that will be critical to the recovery of the US economy as well as the broader global economy. Some particular policy issues that we would like to address are listed here.
Thus far, we have produced material for this website and invite DAUK members to produce more! With the DAUK film committee, we have organized the discussions after the screenings of Inside Job, Inside the Meltdown, Enron., The Flaw and Inequality for All. We also organized a discussion and theatre visit to see Enron in London. We have other ideas for activities and we would welcome additional suggestions.
Join us by contacting the email@example.com. You can help shape the direction and activities of this Policy Action Network.
Watch archives of key speeches on the economy.
The financial crisis and financial reform: resources
In 2009 Dr Deirdre Shay Kamlani produced The Background to the Economic Crisis and Key Policy Debates. This provides relevant essential background and offers an incisive analysis; it also includes many important information resources that remain relevant to current debates.
The financial crisis and financial reform: key moments
Financial Reform Legislation: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law on July 21 2010 by President Obama. This Wikipedia article provides a good summary of its genesis, development and major provisions.
Other Economic Issues
While our focus remains on the continuing financial crises and strategies for economic recovery, we intend to develop resource material on some other topics, such as taxation, income and wealth Inequalities, employment, unemployment and job creation, or international competitiveness ...
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your sugestions: e.g. information about current legislation and useful information resources - books and book reviews, government reports and statistical data, videos, etc.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for educational use and offered as a public service. Any views expressed should not be understood as representing or reflecting the views of Democrats Abroad UK, Democrats Abroad or the Democratic Party of the United States. Links to other organizations or publications imply neither endorsement of their policies nor any association with the Democratic Party or Democrats Abroad - UK.
By Dr Deirdre Shay Kamlani June 2009, updated June 2014 by Elaine Capizzi