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    1934 Communications Act and Modern Technology

    Panelists talked about the history, implementation, and multiple legislative revisions of the Communications Act of 1934. Topics included the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC)…

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    Retirement Savings Programs

    Panelists talked about a joint effort by labor groups and employers to preserve private employer pension programs. They discussed details of the proposal and some of the concerns of…

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    Pension Reform

    Joshua Gotbaum talked about changes to the nation’s pension system and their impact on labor and business. He predicted that Congress would pass a bill in the next couple of…

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    Bloomberg Washington Summit, Public Debt and Private Sector

    Panelists talked about the state of the economy and the impact of public debt on business markets. Among the issues they addressed were the pace of business investment in the economy…

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    The Communicators with Robert Litan and Hal Singer

    Robert Litan and Hal Singer, co-authors of The Need for Speed, talked about their book, which promotes less regulation and more competition for broadband development in the U.S.

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    Markets and Taxes

    Panelists talked about taxing the energy industry and capital markets. After their discussion, they answered questions from the audience.

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    Impact of Global Financial Crisis

    Independent financial analysts from around the world talked about the impact of the global financial crisis. They discussed happenings in their region, emerging trends in the financial…

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    Financial Market Regulation

    Witnesses testified on proposals that would regulate currently unregulated financial markets. They focused on over-the-counter derivatives markets, which Ms. Born said had become…

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    State of U.S. Financial Markets

    Sheila Bair delivered keynote remarks on the current state of the markets and possible policy solutions for alleviating the current credit crisis.  br/ Following her presentation,…

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    Mutual Fund Regulation

    Peter Wallison and Robert Litan talked about monitoring the financial services industry and the efforts by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to lower the cost to investors of the…

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    Critique of the Mutual Fund Industry

    Mr. Bogle, a founder of the Vanguard Group, criticized the structure of the mutual fund industry, saying that insufficient emphasis is placed on the interests of the owners of the…

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    Federal Flood Insurance After Hurricane Katrina

    The Center on Federal Financial Institutions held a policy forum on federal flood insurance after Hurricane Katrina. Members of the panel discussed the need to increase participation,…

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    Future of Telecommunication Deregulation

    Mr. Dorman talked about the history of the telecommunications industry and its future. Topics included rapid technology changes, marketplace changes, and the need for…

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    Future of Telecommunication Deregulation

    Experts talked about two alternative visions for the future of U.S. telecommunications deregulation, including suggested key legislative and regulatory changes for improving the economic…

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    Book Discussion on The Regulators: Anonymous Power Brokers in American Politics

    Ms. Skrzycki discussed her book The Regulators: Anonymous Power Brokers in American Politics, from Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. The book looks at how the federal…

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    Future of Microsoft

    Mr. Ballmer talked an antitrust agreement reached between the Justice Department and Microsoft, as well as the future of Microsoft. Among the topics he addressed were innovation,…

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    Economic Policy

    Former Vice President Gore spoke about the need to focus policy debate on the U.S. economy. He said that the talk of war with Iraq was consuming political discourse and was not as…

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    Corporate Disclosure Rules

    The panelists talked about corporate disclosure rules, including the results of an analysis of those rules by the report’s co-authors. The panelists answered questions from…

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    Enron Bankruptcy and the Accounting Industry

    Officers of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and economic experts talked about the effect of the Enron bankruptcy on both large and small accounting…

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    Is Microsoft Still a Monopoly?

    Participants talked about the state of competition in the computer software industry, the status of the antitrust case against Microsoft, potential regulation of the industry, and the…

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