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  • Criminal Justice and Excessive Fines
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    Criminal Justice and Excessive Fines

    The Brookings Institution held a discussion to examine ways to make changes to the criminal justice system’s use of fees, finesm and bail. Experts and advocates in this panel focused on the…

  • State and Local Policymaking John Hickenlooper
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    State and Local Policymaking, John Hickenlooper

    The Brookings Institution hosted a forum on evidence-based policymaking at the state and local level. The event began with a conversation between Politico Managing Editor Sudeep Reddy and…

  • Discussion Focuses on Government Statistics
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    Government Statistics

    Panelists talked about the beneficial value of government collected data. Rebecca Blank, former Acting Commerce Secretary in the Obama dministration and Martin Feldstein, former chair of…

  • Robert Rubin Speaks at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Robert Rubin

    Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin talked about the future of political discourse in Washington, D.C., the congressional role of working with the next president, and the need for…

  • Discussion on Food Insecurity
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    Hunger and Food Assistance Programs

    Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about Department of Agriculture efforts to combat food insecurity, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and other nutrition assistance…

  • Discussion with Former Treasury Secretaries
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    Former Treasury Secretaries on the Global Economy

    Former Treasury Secretaries Timothy Geithner, Henry Paulson, and Robert Rubin talked about about global economic trends, public finance and capital markets. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of…

  • Discussion on the Future of Work
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    Technology and the Workforce, Opening Remarks

    Speakers delivered opening remarks at a discussion on the future of work in an age of rapid mechanical and technical advancements. Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin talked about the…

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Climate Change Costs
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    Economic Costs of Climate Change

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew made remarks and participated in a discussion at a Hamilton Project forum on the economic effects of climate change. The event, which also included former U.S.…

  • Modernizing the Military Budget
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    Modernizing the Military Budget

    Former defense and foreign policy officials talked about cuts to the U.S. defense budget, maintaining national security, and modernizing the military budget. Among the topics they addressed…

  • High School Graduation Rates
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    High School Graduation Rates

    Education professionals talked about proposals to raise high school graduation rates. Philip Oreopoulos began the discussion by outlining his research paper on the relationship between…

  • Secretary Arne Duncan Remarks on Education Reform
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    Secretary Arne Duncan Remarks on Education Reform

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan gave the keynote address at a forum on new approaches to improving the education system. He highlighted recent progress in kindergarten through 12 grade…

  • US Debt and Fiscal Outlook
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    U.S. Debt and Fiscal Outlook

    A bipartisan group of former government officials and members of Congress talked about federal debt and the nation’s long-term fiscal challenges. All of the panelists agreed that political…

  • US Tax Policy
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    U.S. Tax Policy

    Panelists talked about the case for U.S. tax reform. Topics included tax code simplification and fairness, the value-added tax, the corporate tax rate, and raising taxes to pay for Social…

  • Robert Rubin Remarks
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    Robert Rubin Remarks

    Robert Rubin was interviewed at an Atlantic summit on economic recovery in the United States and globally.

  • Local and State Innovation
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    Local and State Innovation

    Panelists talked about the importance of developing local level economies. This program was part of a Brookings Institution day-long discussion on U.S. economic growth through innovation.

  • Chinese Economic Competitiveness
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    Chinese Economic Competitiveness

    Participants talked about trade and trade competition with China, the state of the U.S. economy, employment outsourcing, and the future of the global economy. They also answered questions…

  • Clinton Administration Budget Negotiations
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    Clinton Administration Budget Negotiations

    Panelists talked about the Clinton administration’s economic policies, focusing on the 1993 budget battle and the negotiations associated with it. They also focused on the lessons learned…

  • Washington Ideas Forum Day 1 Part 2
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Day 1, Part 2

    White House officials, journalists, and business leaders spoke about a wide range of issues including broadcast network news, the Obama administration’s record, the economy, the 2012…

  • State of US Labor Market
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    State of U.S. Labor Market

    The Center for American Progress held a forum on U.S. job creation. John Podesta and Robert Rubin made opening remarks. David Autor presented the findings of his report, “The Polarization of Job…

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

    Democratic governors and several business executives talked about the U.S. economy and job creation. They focused on building partnerships between the public and private sectors, as well as…

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