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    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Social Mobility

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) talked about her five-part plan for social mobility. She spoke about policies such as paid family and medical leave, increasing the minimum wage,…

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    Poverty in the U.S

    Robert Rector and Isabel Sawhill talked about the state of poverty in the U.S. and the impact of cuts to programs such as SNAP (food stamps) on the economy and individuals and…

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    Domestic Programs Budget Cuts

    Isabel Sawhill and James Capretta debated the merits of cutting domestic programs in order to save money and help the economy. They also addressed sequestration budget cuts and…

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    Opportunity Nation Summit

    Various panelists discussed economic opportunity in the United States at the 2011 Opportunity Nation Summit. Opportunity Nation is a group of businesses, schools, and nonprofits that…

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    Approaches to Economic Growth

    Matthew Mitchell and Isabel Sawhill discussed two philosophies of thought on improving the economy, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. One philosophy…

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    Social Security and Medicare Reform

    Isabel Sawhill talked about possible ways to reform entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, to tackle the growing U.S. deficit. She also responded to telephone calls…

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    Value Added Tax and U.S. Debt

    Isabel Sawhill and Curtis Dubay talked about the use of a Value Added Tax (VAT) as a means to curb U.S. debt, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. In an…

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    U.S. Poverty Level

    Isabel Sawhill talked about Census Bureau data showing that 39.8 million Americans lived below the poverty line (defined as an income of $22,025 or below for a family of four).…

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    Impact of Economic Stimulus on Education

    Education Secretary Duncan spoke on how economic stimulus funds can advance President Obama’s education reform goals. Following Secretary Duncan’s remarks, panelists spoke…

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    Future of Entitlement Programs

    At the Concord Coalition’s Fiscal Wake-Up Tour dinner, delegates presented the principles and proposed fiscal reforms they had developed during the Youth Entitlement Summit (YES).…

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    Poverty and Income in 2006

    Following remarks by Strobe Talbott and Mayor Bloomberg on poverty and social policy, participants talked about a recent report by the Census Bureau on poverty and family income for 2006.…

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    Paying for Katrina and Closing the Fiscal Gap

    Following opening remarks by former Representative Stenholm, panelists talked about budget deficit reduction in the context of funding recovery efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina, the…

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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Nine public policy institutes cosponsored a conference on U.S. fiscal policy. Following several speeches, two panels discussed the issue and responded to questions from the…

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    Balancing the Federal Budget

    Brookings Institution scholars talked about a report they are releasing today, “Restoring Fiscal Sanity: How to Balance the Budget.” The book analyzes the federal budget deficit…

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    Book Discussion on Sacred Places, Civic Purposes

    Mr. Dionne moderated a discussion on the role of faith-based institutions in America. Recently, Mr. Dionne co-edited a book on the topic titled Sacred Places, Civic Purposes,…

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    The Clinton Legacy

    Participants spoke about the Clinton presidency and how it might be remembered. Among the issues they addressed were his trade and foreign policies, economic policies, relations with…

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    Planning for Policy Success

    Participants talked about ways to turn campaign promises into policy. Among the issues they addressed were setting priorities, building coalitions, and the potential agenda of a Bush…

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    Family Income and Children

    Professor Mayer talked about the idea that family income significantly affects the future of children as well as their success. She also said that economic inequality, the effect of…

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    Evaluation of Social Class in the U.S.

    Mr. Broder moderated this panel on the declining importance of class in the U.S. After the opening presentation by Ms. Sawhill and a response by Mr. Lipset, there was a…

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    Illegitimacy and Welfare Reform

    Participants examined how the problem of illegitimate births contributes to the problems in the welfare system. They also discussed how Congress can address this problem as part of…

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