White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making

When:
March 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
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2014-03-06T19:15:00+00:00
Where:
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455
USA
Cost:
Free

White-Collar Government:
The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making
Nicholas Carnes, Assistant Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Senate Majority Leader Thomas Bakk (DFL) District 03
Representative Debra Kiel (R) District 01B
moderated by former Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher
Thursday, March 6, 2014
12:00pm– 1:15pm
Humphrey Forum
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Why is it that most politicians in America are so much better off than the people who elect them? How are our laws and politics impacted by the fading number of lawmakers who are blue collar workers? Nicholas Carnes, Duke University professor, is joined by former carpenter and current Senate Majority Leader Thomas Bakk (DFL) and farmer and current Representative Debra Kiel (R). Former Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, who also grew up on a farm, is moderating.

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