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    Labor Trends, Productivity, and Jobs

    Veronique de Rugy and Lawrence Mishel talked about the state of the America worker and examined national trends in wages and productivity as well as the overall strength of the job market.

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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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    State of Working America

    Lawrence Mishel discussed the state of workers and families in America and predicted what would likely happen in the future. He discussed many topics like real wage loss for families,…

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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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    Federal Budget and the National Debt, Fiscal Policy

    Panelists spoke about fiscal policy and potential ways to reduce the national debt. They also spoke about the state of teh economy, financial regulatory reforms being considered by…

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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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    Challenges for the Obama Administration

    The BBC World Service held a town hall discussion of the issues facing President-Elect Barack Obama after his inauguration. Topics included the current global financial crisis, events…

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    Grassroots Organizations and Policy Agenda

    Community leaders held a forum to express their agenda for the new administration. Senior advisers to President-Elect Obama, who had pledged to sit down with grassroots leaders during…

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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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    Efforts to Prevent a Recession

    Witnesses testified about the weakened economic condition of the country and the viability of targeted policies that would be able to reduce the effect of a recession on individuals and…

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    Wages and Salaries

    Guests talked about trends in wages and earnings, the role of wages in worker compensation, effects of earnings on the U.S. economy. Recent reports showed declining wages when adjusted…

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    High School Graduation Rates

    Mr. Mischel talked about high school graduation rates and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. The Economic Policy Institute came out during the previous week with a…

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    Tax Policy and Job Creation

    THIS IS A PARTIAL AIRING

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    Economic Recovery Plans

    Secretary Chao and others testified about economic stimulus and job creation. Among the topics they addressed were the creation of personal reemployment accounts, distribution of…

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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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    Economic Policy

    Mr. Mishel talked about the U.S. economy, including the causes of the current economic situation and possible solutions. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and…

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    Promoting Economic Growth

    Representative Gephardt announced a Democratic plan to help stimulate the economy. The plan included funding to build and repair schools, aid state governments in establishing…

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    Class Size and Education

    Mr. Mishel talks about a recently released Economic Policy Institute book, The Class Size Debate, which addresses the argument about which has the more significant effect on students,…

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