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    Minorities and Economic Opportunities, Part 2

    Panelists discussed economic strategies to help low income communities. Topics included partnerships to help minority communities and youth mentoring programs. Then former Atlanta Mayor and U.N.…

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    Foreign Policy and Libertarian Principles, Part 1

    Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) was among the speakers at the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity’s first symposium on foreign policy. He talked about his efforts to introduce…

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    Minorities and Economic Opportunities, Part 1

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and others talked about possible federal, state, and local government solutions to economic inequality. Secretary Lew talked about closing the so-called “racial wealth…

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    U.S. Economy and the 2016 Election

    Two economic advisers for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign took part in a forum on the economy. They focused on immigration, tax and housing policies, and the 2016 presidential…

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    Q&A with Robert J. Samuelson

    Author and Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson talked about his columns, as well as U.S. economic performance under President Obama

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    Makers and Takers

    Rana Foroohar talked about her book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business, about the dominance of the financial sector in America today.

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    Immigration and the Economy

    The Urban Institute hosted a series of panel discussions on the impacts of immigration on the economy, the workforce and local communities. More specifically, the event detailed a new…

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    Panel Discussion on Economics

    Panelists talked about economic inequalities in America. Panelists included D.W. Gibson, author of The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the 21st Century and Marc Lamont Hill,…

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    Connectedness and Contagion

    Hal Scott talked about his book Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics, in which he takes a critical look at the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and argues that it…

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    Foreign Policy and Libertarian Principles, Part 2

    Libertarian policy scholars and bloggers talked about various aspects of their push for less government. They discussed fiscal policy, conscientious objection to compulsory military…

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    Census Bureau Reports

    John Ydstie spoke by phone about two Census Bureau reports on income and poverty in the U.S. and health insurance coverage.

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day and on a Census Bureau report that said household income was up and poverty was down. John Ydstie also spoke by phone about…

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    5 Easy Theses

    Jim Stone talked about his book 5 Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America’s Greatest Economic Challenges, in which he offers solutions to address national issues, from saving social…

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    Vice President Biden Remarks on the Middle Class

    Vice President Joe Biden talked about the state of the middle class following the 2008 recession, including topics such as the cost of living and wage stagnation. This was the keynote address for the…

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    Federal Reserve Bank Governance

    The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade hosted a hearing about Federal Reserve district banks and their impact on monetary policy and the economy. Subcommittee…

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    Silver Crash of 1893

    Elisa Phelps talked about the 1893 silver crash and its impact on Denver, Colorado’s economy. She showed items that belonged to Horace and Elizabeth Tabor, prominent Denver residents that lost their fortune…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address for the Labor Day weekend. He talked about the economic progress the country had made during his administration and reminded people to exercise…

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    Immigration and Labor

    Economists talked about the impact of immigration on wages in the U.S., focusing on the pay of low-skilled workers. The researchers presented data showing that contrary to some political rhetoric, immigration to…

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    Josh Bivens on U.S. Economic Recovery

    Josh Bivens talked about his recent Economic Policy Institute report on U.S. economic recovery. He asserted that Republican policymakers are to blame for what he said is one of the slowest…

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    After Words with Don Watkins

    Don Watkins talked about his book Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, in which he discusses income inequality and argues that a minimum wage is harmful to the…

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