Economist Jared Bernstein uses plain talk, common sense and humor to explain today's mind boggling fiscal policies, trade deals, employment trends, income inequality and other financial issues.
For example, Bernstein has likened Donald Trump's consultation with two supply side economists as a meeting of Daffy Duck with Pluto and Mickey Mouse. It's hard to suppress the desire to want to know more.
Bernstein is certainly no stranger to presidential economics. From 2009 to 2011, he served as chief economic advisor to Vice President Joe Biden and as a member of President Obama's economic team. Since 2011, he has been a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He has authored many books and has published extensively online and in print at The New York Times, Washington Post, and the Financial Times. He is an on-air commentator for CNBC and MSNBC.
On Sunday Sept. 25th, Bernstein will be the featured speaker at the FBWE Village salon at Molly Sinclair McCartney's home in the iconic Watergate South. The salon will be from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Sunday September 25. Wine, beer and appetizers will be served.
Host McCartney has her own expertise. She Co-Authored with James McCartney the book published by St. Martin's Press: America's War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts.
Here's what Amazon.com has to say about the book:
"When President Dwight D. Eisenhower prepared to leave the White House in 1961, he did so with an ominous message for the American people about the "disastrous rise" of the military-industrial complex. Fifty years later, the complex has morphed into a virtually unstoppable war machine, one that dictates U.S. economic and foreign policy in a direct and substantial way.
"Based on his experiences as an award-winning Washington-based reporter covering national security, James McCartney presents a compelling history, from the Cold War to present day that shows that the problem is far worse and far more wide-reaching than anything Eisenhower could have imagined...With additions by Molly Sinclair McCartney, a fellow journalist with 30 years of experience, America's War Machine provides the context for today's national security state and explains what can be done about it."
There will be as many as 11 salons -- this one by two experts held in the historic Watergate will be a sell out for sure. Other salons will feature respected authors, art restorers, chefs and politicians. Salon tickets are available on the Foggy Bottom West End Village Website
starting August 15 and are $75 each. Don't wait to buy tickets for your favorite celebrities; they go fast.
Addresses of salon hosts will be on the website for people to see when they buy their tickets, and people who buy tickets will get a paper ticket with the street address and phone number of the host.
The Gala is the village's major fundraising event. Individual tickets to the September 7
Gala at the DAR Constitution Hall are $95 and are now available on the Village Website