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    Financial Regulatory Reform

    Aaron Klein talked about financial regulatory reform. He described his experiences as the chief economist of the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and gave a chronology of the 2002…

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    Budget Deficit and National Debt Reduction

    A panel of former Congressional Budget Office directors talked about federal budget deficits and the national debt. Among the topics they addressed were efforts to raise the debt ceiling,…

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    Impact of Health Reform on the Deficit

    Participants talked about newly enacted health care reforms and the impact of the reforms on the deficit. Following their prepared remarks they answered questions from the audience.

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    Operation of Fannie Mae

    Barry Zigas, the former senior vice president at Fannie Mae, talked about various successes, failures and general operations of Fannie Mae and its future in mortgage finance. He also talked…

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    Resolved: Social Security

    Mr. Glassman and Mr. Aaron debated about the privatization of Social Security and if it would benefit the American people. They focused on the increased costs of mutual funds and pensions to last…

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    Economic Issues After Desert Storm

    The University of Maryland sponsored a conference entitled, “Picking Up the Pieces: The U.S. After Desert Storm,” to examine U.S. domestic and foreign policies following the cessation of U.S. military actions in…

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    Domestic Policy After the Persian Gulf War

    The University of Maryland sponsored its first annual policy conference on national and international issues. The conference, entitled “The United States After Desert Storm: Focus on Domestic…

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    International Issues After Persian Gulf War

    The University of Maryland School of Public Affairs sponsored the first annual forum on U.S. domestic and foreign policy issues. This year’s conference focused on the issues facing the U.S.…

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    Social Issues After the Persian Gulf War

    Panel members addressed domestic social issues following the Persian Gulf war in the first annual seminar on U.S. domestic and foreign policy issues sponsored by the University of Maryland School of…