Illusions & Delusions About the US Economic Picture: What it Will Take to Strengthen America's 'Real Economy' featuring Leo Hindery.
Former John Edwards campaign senior economic advisor and telecom executive Leo Hindery understands better than most the difference between the needs of Wall Street and the needs of average Americans on Main Street.
Looking at the subprime crisis as a symptom of a long history of economic mismanagement, Leo Hindery will argue that recent calls to change the regulatory bureaucracy in Washington are at best a band-aid. Rather, the American economy needs a long-term strategy to build a new edge in tradable goods and services to rebuild our middle class with high-wage jobs and reduce our massive trade imbalances.
Leo Hindery has announced his support of Barack Obama’s campaign - but he will be speaking on his own behalf and not that of any campaign.
Economic writers and commentators Bruce Stokes and Sherle Schwenninger will offer reactions- New America Foundation
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Leo Hindery is an American businessman, political activist and philanthropist.
Hindery is Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, a New York-based media industry private equity fund. Until 2004, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The YES Network, the nation’s largest regional sports network which he founded in 2001 as the television home of the New York Yankees.
He headed TCI Cable before it was merged into AT&T. He was briefly interim CEO of Global Crossing, a company that underwent bankruptcy recovery due to corporate abuse, although this took place after Hindery left.
In 2004, his name was floated as a possible successor to Terry McAuliffe as head of the Democratic National Committee.
When head of TCI Cable, he resided with his family in Hillsborough, California. He now lives in New York City.
Currently, he is the Senior Economic Policy Adviser to Former Sen. John Edwards's 2008 Presidential campaign.
Sherle R. Schwenninger
Sherle R. Schwenninger directs the New America Foundation's Economic Growth and American Strategy Programs. He is also founding director of the World Economic Roundtable, a program that brings together thought leaders from business, finance, and public policy in regular meetings to remap the global economy after the Great Recession. One of the founders of New America, he served as treasurer from 1999 to 2007 and also as director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program.
Bruce Stokes is director of global economic attitudes in the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project, where he assesses public and expert views about economic conditions, values and policies. He is the former international economics correspondent for the National Journal, a former senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund and a former senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.