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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “What is the state of the American Dream?” Karlyn Bowman spoke by phone about her study on what it means to be…

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    Challenge to America

    This 1955 film was produced by several advertising associations to outline expected economic growth in the United States between 1955 and 1965. Using speeches and narration of President…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about initiatives for growing the economy and opening new avenues of opportunity for hardworking Americans such as those he…

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    Wall Street Journal CFO Network, Jason Furman

    Jason Furman was interviewed at a Wall Street Journal CFO Network day-long forum. He spoke about the U.S. economy and prospects for economic growth.

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    Wall Street Journal CFO Conference, World Bank President

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim talked about the U.S. role in the global economy. Topics included how economies across the world connect with the U.S., international trade,…

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    Book Discussion on Disinherited

    Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Jared Meyer talked about their book Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America’s Young, in which they argue that government redistribution policies,…

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    U.S. Monetary Policy, Part 2

    Matthias Doepke and Veronika Selezneva presented their paper on the impact of monetary policy on the distribution of wealth across households, “Distributional Effects of Monetary…

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    After Words with Joseph Stiglitz

    Joseph Stiglitz talked about his book, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them, about the rising inequality in the United States and what can be done about…

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    Christine Lagarde on the U.S. Economy

    Christine Lagarde and others spoke at a news conference in which they announced the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) annual assessment of the U.S. economy. The yearly report…

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    U.S. Monetary Policy, Part 1

    Economists presented three papers the effect on inequality of the practice of “quantitative easing,” a policy in which the Federal Reserve purchases bonds in order to stimulate…

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    Global Economic Volatility

    Financial investors and wealth managers talked about the outlook for the economy and when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates. “The Return of Volatility: Canary in the Coal…

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    Income Inequality

    Michael Konczal and Scott Winship talked about income inequality in the U.S. Among other topics they discussed its root causes, and what can be done about the issue.

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    First Quarter Economic Growth

    Eamon Javers talked about the slowing down of the economy in the first quarter after accelerating for much of 2014. The Commerce Department reported the gross domestic product grew 0.2…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on ways to increase economic opportunities in inner cities.  Niall Stanage spoke by phone about the 2016 presidential candidates and the…

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    Workforce Skills and Training

    Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker spoke at the Aspen Institute’s “Communities that Work Partnership” event on economic growth. She outlined her department’s…

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    Book Discussion on House of Debt

    Professor Atif Mian talked about his book House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again, in which he looks at the role that…

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    Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee on Tax Reform

    Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mike Lee (R-UT) talked about their tax reform plan. The plan would reduce the number of individual income tax rates from seven to two, increase the…

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    President Obama Remarks on Clean Energy and the Economy

    President Obama delivered remarks on the economy and clean energy jobs during a visit to Hill Air Force Base in Utah. The president announced a clean energy jobs program that would…

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    President Obama Remarks in Louisville, Kentucky

    President Obama talked about the U.S. economy. He spoke at Indatus, a technology company based in Louisville, Kentucky. He focused on the importance to the economy of a…

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    Economic Growth and Employment

    Former Federal Reserve Board Chair Ben Bernanke gave the keynote speech at a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities forum on policies that promote economic growth and employment. He…

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