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    Survival of the City

    Harvard University professors Edward Glaeser and David Cutler discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cities, including the implications of people leaving. This virtual event was…

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    Jobs, Training and Wages

    Economists, authors, and journalists talked about the increase in long-term unemployment and the ways jobs, training and wages in the U.S. could change in the future. Topics included past…

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    Larry Summers on Public Investment

    Larry Summers, both a former Obama administration White House Economic Council director and secretary of the treasury in the Clinton administration, made remarks on public investments…

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    American Employment

    Professor Edward Glaeser talked about employment in the U.S. He argued that employment numbers were declining due to a combination of labor market trends and what he called “poisonous” government policies.…

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    Triumph of the City

    Panelists spoke about urban planning, city government, and the development of Boston. The panel included Edward Glaeser, author of The Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes…

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    Triumph of the City

    Edward Glaeser argues that the city is humanity’s greatest invention and our salvation for the future. Mr. Glaeser says that the 2/3 of Americans who live in cities (which take up only 3% of the…

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    Legacy of Milton Friedman

    To celebrate what would have been Nobel Prize-winner Milton Friedman’s 96th birthday, economist Edward Glaeser talked about Milton Friedman’s legacy and the role of the economist in helping to…

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    Universal Health Insurance

    Jon Kingsdale talked about the progress of the Massachusetts plan to reduce the number of individuals without health insurance. Mr. Kingsdale is the executive director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance…

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