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  • Discussion on Student Debt
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    Student Debt

    Rohit Chopra and Susan Dynarski talked about whether there was a student debt crisis in the U.S., and, if so, who was being affected and why. They examined the role of the student loan industry,…

    484 views
  • Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson on Working at the White House
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    Inside the White House

    Broderick Johnson talked about his experiences working at the White House for President Obama. He also described the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, which he chairs, and provided observations…

    224 views
  • Ben Bernanke on Economy and Monetary Policy
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    Ben Bernanke on Economy and Monetary Policy

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy about a number of topics related to the U.S. economy, including the “fiscal cliff” agreement, economic…

    394 views
  • Poverty in the United States
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    Poverty in the United States

    Jared Bernstein and Charles Murray debated the role of government in addressing poverty and income inequality. Mr. Murray argued that communities work best with a traditional family structure, and “advance welfare…

    1,386 views
  • Michael Hayden on US Policy Toward alQaida
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    Michael Hayden on U.S. Policy Toward al-Qaida

    Former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden talked about counter-terrorism policies. He talked about how a consensus was being developed among Americans for counter-terrorism measures against al-Qaeda,…

    490 views
  • emThe Escape Artistsem
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    The Escape Artists

    Noam Scheiber discussed why President Obama’s economic team was unable to improve the economy, even though many members of the team were successful in doing so in the 1990s under President Clinton. He…

    527 views
  • Welfare Reform
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    Welfare Reform

    The panelists talked about recent reforms in welfare programs and their effects on welfare recipients. They discussed the details of various kinds of reforms and their results.

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