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    National Identification Cards

    Participants talked about the benefits and liabilities of instating a national identification card system. Among the issues they addressed were civil liberties and privacy concerns,…

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    Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S.

    The panelists debated the decline of jobs in the manufacturing sector and whether there really is a manufacturing crisis. Topics included business subsidies, global economy, U.S. job…

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    Traffic Congestion

    Mr. Atkinson and Mr. Burwell talked about efforts to solve the problem of traffic congestion in the nation’s large metropolitan areas. Following prepared remarks, they…

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    The Future of Technology

    Participants talked about politics, information technology, and the impact of declining stock prices on the political clout of the technology industry. Following their remarks they…

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    Leading in the New Economy

    Local public servants and business leaders gathered to debate and discuss the role of government in the new economy. They focused on the concept of urban renewal and heard from …

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    Trade and Technology Benefits for Working Americans

    Senator Bayh and others talked about the impacts of new technology on the economy and the workforce. Among the issues they addressed were the need for early science and technology…

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    Book Discussion on In Praise of Hard Industries

    The authors discussed their book, In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the Key to Future Prosperity, published by Houghton Mifflin. They…

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    Economic Reforms

    Participants talked about changes in the global economy and its effect on state economies. Professor Porter said that the U.S. must maintain and preserve productivity by maintaining…

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