Leon Keyserling

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Leon Keyserling

Democratic Agenda

More than 1,200 people attended the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee initiated Democratic Agenda Conference held November 16-18, 1979, at the International Inn and Metropolitan AM Church in Washington 1 DC. The conference focused on "corporate power'; as the key barrier to "economic and political democracy," concepts many Democratic Agenda participants defined as "socialism.'

The Democratic Agenda meetings attempted to develop anti-corporate alternatives" through influencing the direction of the Democratic Party during the period leading to the July 1980 Democratic National Convention in New York.

Workshops included "Corporate Pricing, Inflation and the Economy" - Deborah Meier, moderator; Leon Keyserling, Gar Alperovitz . Keysering, a government economist in the Roosevelt Administration, said that socialism would end inflation and all other economic ills because "the essence of socialism is planning, setting goals and testing these goals."[1]

Center for International Policy

In 1980, Leon Keyserling, served on the Advisory Board of the Center for International Policy, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies.[2]


  1. Information Digest, December 14, 1979, page 370/371
  2. Center for International Policy letterhead, April 11, 1980