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    Right to Work Laws and Unions

    Mark Mix, and Gary Burtless talked about “right to work” laws in 20 states that prohibit unions from requiring employee membership as a condition of employment.

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    Income Inequality in the U.S.

    Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Gary Burtless talked about income inequality in the U.S. Ms.Furchtgott-Roth argues that income inequality is not widening in the U.S., and that by some measures…

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    U.S. Economy and Jobs

    Following opening remarks, economist Alice Rivlin and business executives talked about the causes of the economic recession of the previous few years, and its resulting budget cuts around…

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    Prices, Poverty, and Inequality

    David Weinstein talked about the book he wrote with Christian Broda, Prices, Poverty, and Inequality: Why Americans Are Better Off Than You Think (American Enterprise Institute Press; October…

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    Poverty and Income Data

    A panel discussion was held on new figures released that day by the U.S. Census Bureau on income, poverty, and health insurance, using data from 2007. Moderator Ron Haskins provided an…

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    Poverty and Income in 2006

    Following remarks by Strobe Talbott and Mayor Bloomberg on poverty and social policy, participants talked about a recent report by the Census Bureau on poverty and family income for 2006.…

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    Poverty Among Children and Families

    Panelists analyzed a report on poverty released by the Census Bureau earlier in the day. They talked about the significance of the findings and their implications for families and…

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    Impact of Raising the Retirement Age

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging heard testimony from experts on how the increase in retirement age will affect the Social Security system, workers and employers. Increasing the…

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    Social Security Personal Savings Accounts

    House Ways and Means Subcommittee members heard testimony from government officials and scholars regarding Social Security and personal savings accounts. Panelists talked about the possible…

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    Social Security Reform Part 3

    Members of the first and second panels took questions from a demographically selected audience. They examined the principles for Social Security reform and various alternatives, including…

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    Social Security Reform Part 2

    Gwen Ifill moderated a discussion among scholars of the problems facing Social Security. They examined how the system can be changed to uphold benefit promises, which included some options…

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    Increasing Wage Inequality

    David Wessel moderated this discussion between two economists, Gary Burtless and Marvin Kosters, on increasing wage inequality in the United States. The two economists also compared this…

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    U.S. Income Disparity

    Particiapants discussed income disparities among U.S. citizens in a congressional hearing type format. Rep. Schumer, Mr. Kemp and Secretary Rubin heard testimony from a variety of social…

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    Tax Policy Part 2

    House Ways & Means Committee members heard testimony on the Republican “Contract with America” and its proposed changes in taxes. This hearing focused on tax credits for married couples,…

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    Middle Income Tax Cuts

    The Senate Finance committee heard testimony from members of Congress, economic scholars, and “average” Americans who will be affected by U.S. economic policies in a hearing on middle…

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    Income Distribution in the 1980s

    The members of the panel discussed the changes in the incomes of American households during the 1980's. They concluded that there were no major shifts in distribution of income during the…

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    Tax Burden on Working Families

    The House Budget Committee heard testimony on the changing distribution of taxes and incomes of working American families. Robert Reischauer, the Director of the Congressional Budget…

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    Social Security Retirement Test

    The subcommittee heard testimony on Social Security earnings limitations. Currently, seniors earning an income of a particular amount must forfeit part or all of their Social Security…

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    Unemployment Compensation

    The Senate Finance Committee heard testimony concerning the Unemployment Compensation Program. Secretary of Labor Lynn Martin appeared as a witness.

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    Tax Reform Act of 1986

    The scholars examined the effects of the Tax Reform Act of 1986. They appraised the act on the basis of equity, efficiency and simplicity and examined the prospects for the future.

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