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    Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

    Panelists discussed their economic case for raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative George Miller (D-CA) talked about their…

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    Economic Goals and the Civil Rights Movement

    Representative Keith Ellison (D-IL) delivered the keynote speech at an event which included panels on race, economic inequality, and the goals of the 1963 March on Washington.
    The August 28,…

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    Larry Summers Remarks on the U.S. Economy

    White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers talked about the U.S. economy. He said he expected low consumer demand to continue for several years, and he recommended greater emphasis…

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    Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 1

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA) talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress. They both said they were hopeful a final…

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    U.S. Economy and Job Creation

    Representatives of labor and minority organizations talked about the jobs crisis and its impact on workers and their communities. Among the topics addressed were proposals to use…

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    Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 2

    Supporters of immigration reform talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress, the path to citizenship for immigrants, and the DREAM Act.
    “Immigration…

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    Robert Reich Roast

    In honor of the Economic Policy Institute, friends and peers roasted its founder, Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Humorous remarks were made by a number of economists, journalists, and…

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    Labor Markets and Employment

    Panelists discussed the condition of the labor markets in the U.S., and why workers have not benefitted more from the economic growth over the past five years. This was part of a…

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    Rebuilding Our Competitiveness

    Several economists spoke in a panel discussion entitled, “Rebuilding Our Competitiveness,” in the symposium entitled, “America’s Agenda: Rebuilding Economic…

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    Impact of Interest Rates on Investments

    Several economists spoke in a forum to introduce a report on the relationship between interest rates and the level of investment in the economy. The report focused on what factors…

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    America and the World in the 1990s

    Dr. Thurow addressed the Economic Policy Institute on “Investing in America’s Future: The Neglected Domestic Agenda.”

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    Prosperity and Economic Policy

    Panelists discussed the increasingly uneven income distribution in the U.S. and how it can be addressed through policy changes during a conference entitled "Restoring Broadly Shared…

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    Economic Nationalism Report

    Participants analyzed the institute’s report which reviewed public opinion data to describe public views of economic policy. The economic nationalism, which the data indicated,…

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    Democratic Balanced Budget Proposal

    The Democratic congressional leaders spoke about their proposal for balancing the budget. They stressed, as they did during the congressional campaign, that their plan contains more…

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    Economic Priorities for the Next President

    The conference’s sponsoring organization describes itself as providing a balance to more consevative economic policy “think tanks” such as the American Enterprise…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Several economists spoke in a news conference sponsored by the Economic Policy Institute held to announce the release of a statement signed by over 450 economists across the United States…

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    Role of School Choice in Education Reform

    The Economic Policy Institute held a conference on the role of parental school choice in education reform proposals. The issue revolves around proposals to allow parents to select the…

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    Tax Policy

    Economists spoke about their opposition to the Bush administration’s tax cut proposals and offered alternate means of providing economic stimulus. Following their remarks they…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    tThe participants discussed their opposition to the Balanced Budget Amendment to the constitution. Following their prepared remarks, they answered questions from the press.

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    School Choice Issues

    Officials discussed the release of a book, \f2School Choice: Examining the Evidence\fR, published by the institute. The book analyzes school choice programs in terms of relative…

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