Federal Government, Innovation and the U.S. Economy

Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included what innovation is and the different types,… read more

Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included what innovation is and the different types, U.S. global competitiveness, and the “fiscal cliff,” emphasizing that the government must resolve it to eliminate uncertainty. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.

“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.

This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
309860-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 10, 2012
Last Aired:
Dec 17, 2012

Airing Details

  • Dec 10, 2012 | 10:53am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 10, 2012 | 4:45pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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  • Dec 17, 2012 | 8:06am EST | C-SPAN 3
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