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    Senator Saxby Chambliss on U.S. Debt and National Security

    Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) spoke about the impact of U.S. debt on national security. He offered his recommendations for reducing the national debt and the threat it poses to…

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    Six Californias Initiative

    Timothy Draper talked about the proposed “Six Californias” initiative. He was heading a ballot measure that would have divided California into six separate states, which he…

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    Book Discussion on Stress Test

    Timothy Geithner talked about his book, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises, in which he discusses dealing with the 2007-2008 financial crisis as president of the Federal Reserve…

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    Perceptions of Income Equality

    Tom Perkins spoke with Adam Lashinsky about income inequality. Mr. Perkins said that income inequality was due to social, fiscal, and monetary policy failures, and suggested that…

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    Book Discussion on The Second Machine Age

    Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee talked about their book, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, in which they argue that…

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    Book Discussion on Prisoners of the White House

    Kenneth T. Walsh talked about his book, Prisoners of the White House: The Isolation of America’s Presidents and the Crisis of Leadership, in which he looks at the impact of the White…

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    Book Discussion on Mass Flourishing

    Edmund Phelps talked about his book, Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change, in which he argues that few major innovations have been made by…

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    Book Discussion on Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here

    Karima Bennoune talked about her book, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism, in which she profiles Muslims around the world, including…

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    Future of Presidential Debates

    The co-chairmen of the Commission on Presidential Debates talked about the the history and future of presidential debates. The commission had produced all the general election…

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    Book Discussion on The Unwinding

    George Packer talked about his book, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, in which he presents a history of the United States over the past three decades by profilng numerous…

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    Book Discussion on The Center Holds

    Jonathan Alter talked about his book, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, in which he recounts the 2012 presidential election, President Obama’s lead-up to the campaign, and how…

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    Conversation with Instagram Founders

    Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger spoke about their experiences launching their photo-sharing site with little experience or time, as well as the sale of the company to…

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    Discussion on the Past, Present, and Future of Afghanistan

    Tamim Ansary, author of Games Without Rules: The Often Interrupted History of Afghanistan, and Atta Arghandiwal, author of Lost Decency: The Untold Afghan Story, talked about the past,…

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    Ambassador Kenneth Taylor on Argo

    Kenneth Taylor, former Canadian Ambassador to Iran, talked about the film Argo and his role in the rescue of six U.S. diplomats during the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis. He commented on…

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    Information Sharing and the Economy

    Panelists, including the co-founders of two Internet product sharing companies, talked about ways for consumers and companies to share products and information, and spend less…

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    Alternatives to Traditional Transportation

    Car sharing industry representatives talked about alternatives to traditional car ownership and modes of transportation. Topics included environmental benefits, the impact on urban…

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    Ian Fletcher Remarks on Free Trade

    Ian Fletcher, author of The Conservative Case Against Free Trade and senior economist for the Coalition for a Prosperous America, spoke about free trade. He explained how the U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on Big Data

    Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier talk about a new field of research that uses massive amounts of specific information to predict human behavior and events. The authors spoke…

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    Rob Reiner Remarks

    Film director Rob Reiner talked about his career in Hollywood, marriage equality, climate change, immigration reform, guns rights and violent movies. He also talked about why he…

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    Book Discussion on National Insecurity

    Melvin Goodman talked about his book, National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism, in which he argues that our current level of spending on defense is excessive and is making us…

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