Paul Constant

Founder, Seattle Review of Books; Fellow, Civic Ventures
Paul Constant Crosscut Festival 2021

Session: Bidenomics vs. Reaganomics

6 p.m. Tuesday, May 4

If it wasn’t already obvious with the great recession, the pandemic exposed the fragility of the U.S. economic system — and perhaps was the final nail in the coffin for President Ronald Reagan’s trickle-down economics. Now, President Joe Biden appears to be leaning into a Keynesian spending spree to dig us out of the COVID-19 hole and attempt to rebalance the playing field. Will it work? Join us for this conversation with Robert Reich, moderated by Paul Constant.


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About Paul Constant

Paul Constant has written about books, politics, and economics for outlets including Crosscut, the Seattle Times, BuzzFeed, the LA Times, and Business Insider. His debut comic book with artist Alan Robinson, Planet of the Nerds, was optioned for a potential film adaptation by Paramount Players.


Find books from Paul Constant at Elliott Bay Book Co.




About Crosscut Festival 2021


Join journalists, politicians, authors, creators and newsmakers from our community and around the nation May 3-8, 2021 as we come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives. Purchase tickets for a complete festival experience, or RSVP for free per event.


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