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  • Children and the US Economy
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    Children and the U.S. Economy

    Urban Institute scholars talked about the impact of the current economic climate on children. Among the topics they addressed were the role of the federal government, entitlement reform,…

  • Public Response to Deficit Reduction
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    Public Response to Deficit Reduction

    Participants spoke about efforts to reduce the deficit through spending cuts and tax reform, as well as public perceptions of the various proposals offered over the prior few months. They…

  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Participants talked about campaign financing in an era of super political action committees (PACs) and corporate financing of political campaigns. Among the topics they addressed were the…

  • US Economy and Job Creation
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    U.S. Economy and Job Creation

    The McKinsey Global Institute held a forum on its study of future U.S. job creation. Charles Kolb and Austan Goolsbee made opening remarks on the current economic situation, and James…

  • Health Care in the Work Place
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    Health Care in the Work Place

    The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and Better Health Care Together hosted a bipartisan health care forum to highlight areas of agreement among political, business, and labor leaders in the…

  • emTough Liberalem
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    Tough Liberal

    Richard Kahlenberg talked about his book Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy, published by Columbia University Press. The book is about…

  • Paying for Katrina and Closing the Fiscal Gap
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    Paying for Katrina and Closing the Fiscal Gap

    Following opening remarks by former Representative Stenholm, panelists talked about budget deficit reduction in the context of funding recovery efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina, the Iraq War,…

  • Business Attitudes toward the Judiciary
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    Business Attitudes toward the Judiciary

    Business leaders talked about Bush administration judicial nominations, the impact of judicial decisions on the business environment, and both nominated and confirmed candidates. They also…

  • US Fiscal Policy
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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Nine public policy institutes cosponsored a conference on U.S. fiscal policy. Following several speeches, two panels discussed the issue and responded to questions from the audience.…

  • 2004 Campaign Finance Practices
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    2004 Campaign Finance Practices

    Panelists participated in a forum discussion of the politics of campaign finance laws. They addressed the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, as well as its predecessors. They talked about how campaign finance laws…

  • Budget Outlook
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    Budget Outlook

    Participants talked about the federal budget outlook for the following year and the long-term effects of budget deficits on the economy. Among the topics they addressed were the projected…

  • Retirement Policies and the Role of Older Workers
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    Retirement Policies and the Role of Older Workers

    Participants talked about expanding employment opportunities for older workers, retirement policy, and future of the American workforce. Following their remarks they answered questions from…

  • Improving Judicial Selection
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    Improving Judicial Selection

    Speakers commented on the release of the Committee for Economic Development’s report on judicial selection. They focused on the committee’s plan for an outreach program to share the report…