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EIU Faculty to Discuss Ramifications of $700 Billion Bailout


Four Eastern Illinois University faculty members will examine the economic and political ramifications of the $700 billion financial sector bailout during a panel discussion at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Two economists (Noel Brodsky and James Bruehler) and two political scientists (David Carwell and Andrew McNitt) will discuss possible consequences of the measure and present alternative measures that could have been implemented.

The free event, to be held in Lumpkin Hall's Roberson Auditorium (Room 2030), is sponsored by the EIU economics and political science departments, the Economics Club and the Political Science Association.

Linda Ghent, chair of the economics department, will serve as the moderator. She said there will likely be a time for questions from the audience.

"Both our students and faculty from other departments have been calling and asking about this issue," Ghent said. "We want to invite anyone who has an interest in this topic to come."

For more information, please contact Ghent at 217-581-5429 or



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