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    Unemployment and Job Creation

    Ross Eisenbrey and Daniel Mitchell talked about unemployment in the U.S. and how to create private and public sector jobs. Topics included job training programs, Democratic and…

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    Debt Ceiling and the Economy

    Economists testified on the consequences of not raising the debt ceiling. They said that Congress must do something to get the U.S. on a sound fiscal policy and to reduce debt in the…

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    Taxes and Income Inequality

    Economists discussed research into and policy proposals to address income inequality. Among the topics they addressed were causes of dependency on social programs, providing work…

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    Libertarian State of the Union

    Panelists talked about the state of the U.S. from a Libertarian point of view. They discussed Social Security and Medicare, limited government, economic growth, and the fiscal, legal,…

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    Regulations and Small Businesses

    Daniel Mitchell talked about the impact on small businesses of Obama administration regulations, and House Republican plans to combat some of these regulations. He also responded to…

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    Federal Debt Ceiling and Debt

    A group of tea party activists led by William Temple, chair of Freedom Jamboree and the Tea Party National Straw Poll Convention, held a press conference targeting House Speaker John…

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    After Words with Dambisa Moyo

    The author of Dead Aid argues that flawed economic decisions made by western governments have resulted in the scales of economic growth being tipped in favor of what she calls the emerging…

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    2010 Public Policy Perspectives, Part 1

    Cato Institute fellows talked about a variety of issues including the global economy, the future of financial institutions, and efforts to combat terrorism.

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    Conservative Economic Issues

    A panel of conservatives talked about their misgivings about the Obama administration’s fiscal and spending policies. Tony Blankley moderated. Topics included health care…

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    Effect of Economic Stimulus Packages

    Dan Mitchell and Steve Entin spoke about both theoretical arguments and empirical evidence used to support economic stimulus packages. They focused on increased government spending and…

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    Unemployment Hits 5.5%

    Lawrence Mishel and Daniel Mitchell talked about the rise in unemployment to 5.5% and this week’s scheduled Congressional debate over whether to extend unemployment insurance…

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    Federal Reserve and Financial Markets

    Robert Kuttner and Dan Mitchell debated the Federal Reserve’s helping JPMorgan Chase purchase Bear Stearns, the fifth-largest U.S. investment bank. They disagreed about the…

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    National Sales Tax

    The guests debated whether the current federal income tax should be abolished in favor of a National Sales Tax, also known as the Fair Tax. The issue has been discussed in recent…

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    Scandinavian Welfare Model

    Participants spoke about social and public policy in Scandinavia, the combination of an extensive welfare state with strong economic growth, and uses of programs in Scandinavian countries…

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    Book Discussion on Leviathan on the Right

    Michael Tanner talked about his book, Leviathan on the Right: How Big-Government Conservatism Brought Down the Republican Revolution, published by the Cato Institute. He described a…

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    Youth and Deficit Spending

    Committee members and witnesses discussed the federal budget deficit and its impact on young people. They attributed growing deficits to President Bush’s “tax cuts without…

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    Economic Report of the President

    Witnesses testified about the state of the economy, tax cut proposals, job creation, deficit spending, and productivity.

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    Economic Policy Issues

    Mr. Hubbard and Mr. Bartlett talked about President Bush’s economic proposals and plan to eliminate the tax on dividend income. They also talked about how the plans…

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    Federal Deficit and the Economy

    The guests talked about the federal deficit, the economy, and taxes. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    Defense Spending and the Budget Surplus

    Participants talked about the Congressional Budget Offices' mid-year review regarding the federal budget surplus any why some in Congressional leaders were blaming the tax cut for lower…

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