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    2013 Budget and the Fiscal Cliff

    Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the tax increases and budget cuts impending at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They explained three options:…

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    Inequality and Instability

    James Galbraith talked about his book, Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis. He used some graphs during his presentation, and then was…

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    Federal Reserve Reform, Economists Panel

    Economists testified on legislative proposals that either reform abolish the Federal Reserve System.

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    The Predator State

    James K. Galbraith, a professor of public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, spoke about his book, The Predator State. Professor Galbraith spoke about economic policies, debates,…

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    Heroes, Hacks and Fools

    Ted Van Dyk talked about his book Heroes, Hacks, and Fools: Memoirs from the Political Inside, published by University of Washington Press. The book recounts his life in politics as a…

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    The Great Society Legislative Programs

    Scholars and contemporaries participated in a symposium on the Johnson presidency to mark the 25th anniversary of the inauguration of Lyndon Johnson as president of the U.S. The panel…

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    Deficits and the U.S. Economy

    James Galbraith talked about the U.S. economy and its recovery from recession. Professor Galbraith contends that the economy needs more stimulus, that the government should get more people…

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    Evaluation of Obama Administration Economic and Financial Policies

    Economists and scholars spoke about economic and fiscal policy in the first year of the Obama administration. Among the issues they addressed were the economic recession, actions taken by…

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    Independence of the Federal Reserve

    Witnesses testified about proposals to expand the role and authority of the Federal Reserve. The new powers would give the Federal Reserve responsibility for identifying systemic risks and…

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    Economic Theories for a Global Recovery

    A panel discussion was held on the origins of the global recession and what the financial sector will look like in a post-recession economy. Topics included regulation and government’s role…

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    Conservatism and Liberalism in the 1960s

    Upon the re-publication of Barry Goldwater’s The Conscience of a Conservative and John Kenneth Galbraith’s The New Industrial State, a panel of political and historical observers discussed the conservatism and…

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    Housing Market and the Economy

    The panelists discussed issues currently unfolding in the U.S. economy. Topics included the housing market and its credit bubbles, global economics, productivity rates, stocks and bonds,…

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    Future of U.S. and Global Economies

    A policy forum on the future of the American and global economies called “Will the Economic Sky Fall?” was held in the Hart Senate Office Building. Participants discussed the international…

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    Memorial Service for John Kenneth Galbraith

    A memorial service for John Kenneth Galbraith was held in Memorial Church in Harvard Yard, Cambridge. Many dignitaries and family members eulogized him and praised his life and career in…

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    Iraq Exit Strategies

    Panelists talked about the security situation in Iraq, operational objectives, and options for “near term” withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq. They also talked about the practical…

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    Economic Recovery

    Two panels discussed the state of the U.S. economy. Among the topics addressed were job growth, interest rates, and economic recovery efforts. Mr. Lilly moderated the first panel. Ms. Butts…

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    War and the Economy

    Professor Galbraith talked about how the Democratic Party should address the war on terrorism, the economy and other policy issues. He also criticized President Bush’s economic policies. He…

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    Building for a Sound Economy

    Mr. Galbraith talked about the U.S. economy following September terrorist attacks on the U.S. following his remarks he answered questions from the audience.

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    The U.S. Economy

    In a luncheon address, Mr. Galbraith spoke about the origins of the current recession, the impacts of terrorist attacks on the U.S. economy, and the role of the Federal Reserve in managing…

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    News Review

    Mr. Galbraith talked about current events and news of the day. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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