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    Causes of High Unemployment

    Nobel Prize-winning economist Peter Diamond used charts and graphs to talk about the causes of high unemployment. The latest monthly jobs report showed unemployment dropping to 7.3…

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    Fiscal Cliff and the Economy

    Witnesses testified on the effects of the “fiscal cliff” on the U.S. economy and the middle class, with a focus on sustaining long-term economic growth, reducing U.S. debt, and…

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    Economic Campaign Issues

    Obama and Romney presidential campaign economic advisers debated job creation and other economic issues in the 2012 election. Topics included the health care law, government spending,…

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    Book Discussion on The 4% Solution

    Contributors to The 4% Solution lay out a plan to achieve a four percent economic growth rate, which they argue is necessary to restore America’s economic health. The discussion…

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    Tax Policy and Economic Growth

    Panelists analyzed several tax theories. Topics included value-added taxes (VAT), Herman Can’s 9-9-9 plan, and state and corporate taxes.

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    Representative Kevin Brady Remarks on the Federal Reserve

    Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) talked about the role of the Federal Reserve and his proposals to remake the Federal Reserve Board by narrowing its mandate, expanding the Board, and…

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    Private Equity Income

    Kevin Hassett talked about the current tax rate for private equity income earned by executives, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the…

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    Senator Portman on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, talked about reasons the committee failed to reach agreement. Following his remarks, economic…

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    Herman Cain Tax Plan

    Republican 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain talked about his 9-9-9 tax plan, which calls for a 9 percent business tax, a 9 percent personal income tax, and a 9 percent national sales…

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    Panel Discussion on Herman Cain's Tax Plan

    Republican 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain’s senior economic adviser and several tax experts talked about Mr. Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan. The proposal calls for a 9…

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    President Obama's Jobs Plan

    Economists Josh Bivens and Kevin Hassett talked about President Obama’s jobs proposal. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included…

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    U.S. and Global Economic Growth

    The Joint Economic Committee held a hearing on economic growth in the U.S. and other countries through federal spending and debt reduction. Witnesses also talked about a report by…

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    U.S. Job Creation

    Kevin Hassett and Robert Greenstein talked about the reasons behind the stagnation of job creation in the U.S. Topics included the 2008 financial crisis, state budgets, the housing market,…

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    Federal Budget and the Economy

    Economists spoke about the national debt, deficit spending, and future fiscal policy. They generally agreed that President Obama’s budget was a missed opportunity in addressing…

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    Federal Tax Code Revision

    Witnesses testified about potential revisions to the federal tax code. They focused on the economic and administrative impact of current federal income tax structure, tax complexity,…

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    Book Discussion on Seeds of Destruction

    Glenn Hubbard, a former economic adviser to President George W. Bush, argues that President Obama’s push for higher taxes and more regulation is exactly the wrong thing to do to…

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    112th Congress and the Economy

    Panelists talked about steps the incoming 112th Congress should take to reduce federal spending. Among the topics they addressed were a recent report by President Obama’s deficit…

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    Economic Stimulus and Deficit Spending

    Kevin Hassett talked about the Obama administration’s economic stimulus package and fiscal and spending policies, as well as recent economic developments and…

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    Current and Future Economic Stimulus

    Harvard economist Robert J. Barro talked about about his theory that stimulus spending by the federal government decreases spending in the private sector. Following his remarks, he…

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    Federal Budget Outlook

    Representative Paul Ryan , the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, and a bipartisan panel of experts talked about problems posed by the current federal budget, strategies for…

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