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  • Discussion on Inequality in America
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    Inequality in America

    Katrina Vanden Heuval, Robert Reich, Van Jones, and others talked about inequality in America. Among the topics they covered were voter turnout, wealth distribution, the 2016 presidential…

  • Annual Economic Forecast
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    Annual Economic Forecast

    Economic advisers to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama talked about the future of the U.S. economy, health care, education, and entitlement policies. They responded to questions…

  • Secretary Geithner on the US Economy
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    Secretary Geithner on the U.S. Economy

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner talked about job creation efforts, strengthening financial markets, and the global economy.

  • emThe Economic Naturalists Field Guideem
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    The Economic Naturalist's Field Guide

    Robert Frank talked about his book The Economic Naturalist’s Field Guide: Common Sense Principles for Troubled Times (Basic Books; May 25, 2009). In this collection of his columns from the New…

  • emThe Three Trillion Dollar Warem
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    The Three Trillion Dollar War

    Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes talked about the cost of the Iraq War and the economic impact of the war on the U.S. economy and the world. They discussed hidden costs of the war including…

  • emFlight Capitalem
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    Flight Capital

    David Heenan talked about his book Flight Capital: The Alarming Exodus of America’s Best and Brightest, published by Davies-Black Publishing. In his book David Heenan talks about the increasing…

  • Economic and National Security
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    Economic and National Security

    Vice President Cheney talked about national security issues and the state of the U.S. Economy. Among the issues he addressed were corporate accountability, potential military action against…

  • US and World Financial Markets
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    U.S. and World Financial Markets

    Mr. Grasso spoke about trends in U.S. and world financial markets as the economy becomes more global. He examined how changes in demography, geography and technology the markets over the…

  • US Economy and Society
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    U.S. Economy and Society

    Mr. Samuelson talked about his book, The Good Life and Its Discontents which focuses on American culture and the economy. He took questions from the audience.

  • President Clinton Economic Agenda
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    President Clinton Economic Agenda

    Ms. Tyson talked about President Clinton’s budget proposal in the context of his overall economic agenda. She also outlined the successes of the administration’s economic plan over the past…