| By Kevin C. Brown |

Aug. 2, 2011 — The Graduate Center of The City University of New York distinguished professor of history Judith Stein discusses her book, “Pivotal Decade: How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the Seventies.” Stein traces how previously reigning economic ideas and practices — ones that favored manufacturing, low unemployment, and high wages — were gradually dismantled in the face of challenging political and economic circumstances during the 1970s. By the 1980s, she shows, new policies had forged an “age of inequality,” an era in which we still live.

Note: The above dateline refers to this interview’s original airdate on WRCT-Pittsburgh. It was uploaded unchanged to Remapping Debate in March 2013.


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