On April 17, 2012, the Peterson Institute hosted the release of The Occupy Handbook, a compendium of articles by leading economists and others on the causes and implications of the recent Occupy movements around the country. A number of the book's contributors?including Carmen M. Reinhart, Peterson Institute; Robin Wells; James A. Robinson, Harvard University (coauthor of Why Nations Fail); and John Cassidy, the New Yorker?summarized their commentaries in the volume.
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