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  • emThe Servant Economyem
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    The Servant Economy

    Jeff Faux, founding president of the Economic Policy Institute, predicts a dark future for the middle class in the U.S. He says that by the mid-2020s, American workers would see a…

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  • Financial Regulatory Overhaul
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    Financial Regulatory Overhaul

    Jeff Faux talked about his article, “Is This the Big One,” in The Nation about financial and housing markets. He also talked about the Bush administration’s proposed overhaul of the…

    51 views
  • Liberal Political Strategy
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    Liberal Political Strategy

    The speakers talked about creating Democratic infrastructure within states, grassroots movements, union members, historical accomplishments, timing of presidential primary elections,…

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  • Take Back America
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    Take Back America

    Democratic legislators, party leaders, labor officials, community organizers, and others spoke at a meeting of progressive activists about the Democratic party agenda and outlook for the…

    125 views
  • emThe Global Class War  How Americas Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Futureem
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    The Global Class War: How America's Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future

    Jeff Faux talked about his book The Global Class War: How America’s Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future - and What It Will Take to Win It Back, published by Wiley. The book is about the increasing power…

    438 views
  • Democratic Party Agenda
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    Democratic Party Agenda

    Participants talked about the Democratic Party agenda and the future direction of the party. Among the issues they addressed were the Bush administration policies, strategies to regain…

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  • Employment and the Manufacturing Industry
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    Employment and the Manufacturing Industry

    Legislators and labor leaders spoke about the state of the economy, economic stimulus proposals to create jobs, and the agenda for the union movement. They also talked about effective…

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  • Corporate Responsibility
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    Corporate Responsibility

    Senator Sarbanes and others spoke to reporters about recent corporate financial mismanagement and proposed legislation to enforce stricter regulations for corporate governance. Following…

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  • The Federal Reserve System
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    The Federal Reserve System

    Participants talked about the history and performance of the Federal Reserve, focusing on Alan Greenspan’s tenure as chairman. Among the topics they addressed were the power of the…

    138 views
  • The Global Economy and America
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    The Global Economy and America

    Participants discussed how global trade effects the U.S. economy. They focused on the overproduction of goods in the world which resulted in price increases. They also discussed the need…

    127 views
  • UAW National Community Action Program Part 2
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    UAW National Community Action Program Part 2

    Members of Congress, economists and representatives of labor unions gathered at the UAW National Community Action Program to express their support for labor issues and the importance of the…

    44 views
  • Democratic Party Future Part 1
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    Democratic Party Future Part 1

    Participants discussed how the Democratic Party can create a new agenda to unite a majority of U.S. citizens to promote more economic opportunity and equality. They also examined how…

    56 views
  • Newspaper Roundtable
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    Newspaper Roundtable

    In the newspaper roundtable, Mr. Faux and Mr. Williams talked about current news stories of interest to them, especially those relating to economics, and took audience calls, faxes and…

    63 views
  • Newspaper Roundtable
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    Newspaper Roundtable

    Mr. Faux and Mr. Wanniski discussed current economic issues including the capital gains tax. They also responded to questions and comments from telephone callers.

    73 views
  • Democratic Balanced Budget Proposal
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    Democratic Balanced Budget Proposal

    The Democratic congressional leaders spoke about their proposal for balancing the budget. They stressed, as they did during the congressional campaign, that their plan contains more funds for…

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  • Balanced Budget Amendment
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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    The panelists discussed the proposed Balanced Budget Amendment in a forum titled, “A Matter of Survival: Avoiding the Balanced Budget Trap and Protecting Social Security.”

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  • Social Security Issues
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    Social Security Issues

    Economists and professors discussed privatizing the Social Security system in a forum titled, “A Matter of Survival: Avoiding the Balanced Budget Trap and Protecting Social Security.”…

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  • Corporate Responsibility
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    Corporate Responsibility

    Rep. Bonior spoke about how the Congress and president can resolve the budget impasse and about corporate responsibility to citizens. He criticized the Republican budget proposal and also…

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  • Saving Medicare from the Republicans
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    Saving Medicare from the Republicans

    Rep. Gephardt contrasted Democratic and Republican proposals for reforming the Medicare system. He emphasized that this debate is so crucial that it is the most important debate in the…

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  • Robert Reich Roast
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    Robert Reich Roast

    In honor of the Economic Policy Institute, friends and peers roasted its founder, Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Humorous remarks were made by a number of economists, journalists, and…

    325 views
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