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  • Discussion on the Middle Class
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    Discussion on the Middle Class

    A panel of authors discussed the middle class in America, at the 2018 Brooklyn Book Festival.

  • Center for American Progress Ideas Conference Part 1
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    Center for American Progress Ideas Conference, Part 1

    This portion of the Center for American Progress' 2018 Ideas Conference included panel discussions on the state of the economy and the rule of law during the Trump administration. Among the…

  • Ideas Conference Economic Growth and Workforce Issues
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    Ideas Conference, Economic Growth and Workforce Issues

    The opening portion of the Center for American Progress annual Ideas Conference included keynote remarks by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D). In addition, Center for American Progress…

  • Vice President Joe Biden Delivers Remarks
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    Vice President Biden Remarks on the Middle Class

    Vice President Joe Biden talked about the state of the middle class following the 2008 recession, including topics such as the cost of living and wage stagnation. This was the keynote address for the…

  • Hillary Clinton Remarks on Urban Development
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    Urban Development, Economy, and Jobs

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, and others talked about the economy and jobs, and how cities across the U.S. were…

  • Discussion on Growing Income Inequality
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    Economy and Income Inequality

    Larry Summers and Ed Balls, chairs of the Inclusive Prosperity Commission (IPC), spoke about a report released by the IPC aimed at reinvigorating the middle class and reducing income inequality. They…

  • President Obama Delivers Remarks on Economy
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    President Obama on Jobs and the Economy

    President Obama talked about jobs and the economy, focusing on income inequality, increasing the minimum wage, and the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. This Center for American Progress…

  • Economists Rethink the Deficit Reduction Debate
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    Debt and Deficit Reduction

    Fiscal policy scholars assessed the impact of deficit reduction on the economy. The speakers provided policy recommendations for reducing the deficit and achieving economic growth. They also addressed…

  • Competition in Global Markets
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    Competition in Global Markets

    Panelists spoke about international trade and business competition. Among the topics they addressed were education, energy policy, and immigration. They also talked about partisanship in…

  • Economic Crisis Role Play
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    Economic Crisis Role Play

    Current and former members of Congress, journalists, and policy experts participated in a role-playing simulation. They responded to hypothetical scenarios related to the global economy,…

  • Universities Innovation and the Economy
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    Universities, Innovation, and the Economy

    Drew Faust talked about the ways education and innovation can benefit the U.S. economy. She answered questions from Neera Tanden on investment in primary and secondary education leadership training for…

  • Federal Government Innovation and the US Economy
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    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, U.S. global competitiveness, and the “fiscal cliff,” emphasizing that the government…

  • Gene Sperling Remarks
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    Gene Sperling Remarks

    Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position in favor of higher taxes for the wealthy. Mr. Sperling said the administration favored this policy not to punish people…

  • LongTerm US Economic Strategy
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    Long-Term U.S. Economic Strategy

    Lawrence Summers talked about long-term U.S. economic strategy. Among his statements he said that doing away with President Obama’s payroll tax cut was not a good idea in the current economic situation, and called…

  • Income Inequality and the US Economy
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    Income Inequality and the U.S. Economy

    Alan Krueger gave an in-depth presentation on the rise of economic inequality in the United States, arguing that the shrinking middle class is endangering economic recovery. He talked about…