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    The Euro

    Joseph Stiglitz talked about his book The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe, in which he looks at the Euro and its future.

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Pakistan and the European Union

    Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf talked about his native country’s relations with the U.S. He also expressed his surprise of the presence of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan before…

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    After Words with Joseph Stiglitz

    Joseph Stiglitz talked about his book, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them, about the rising inequality in the United States and what can be done about it. He…

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    Cost of the Iraq War

    Linda Bilmes spoke about the costs of the war in Iraq, which she projected to reach $5 trillion. Those projections exceed the original figures in her book The Three Trillion Dollar War, which she co-authored with…

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    A Conversation on the State of the Economy

    Joseph Stiglitz, author of The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future, and Paul Krugman, author of End This Depression Now!, talked about the problems facing…

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    The Price of Inequality

    Joseph Stiglitz argues that rising inequality in the U.S. is bad for our democracy and says that we need to become a more equitable society. Professor Stiglitz responded to questions from…

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    Costs of HIV/AIDS Medicines

    Witnesses testified on the cost of HIV/AIDS medications and monopolies created in the HIV/AIDS drugs market. The focus was particularly on Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) bill that,…

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    Domestic Debt Financing

    Witnesses testified about the soundness of U.S. banks and financial institutions. Among the topics they addressed were regulation of financial markets, the levels of bank capitalization,…

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    Troubled Asset Relief Program and Financial Stability, Economists Panel

    Economists testified on the successes and failures of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). This was the final hearing of TARP panel, which is scheduled to dissolve on April 3, 2011.

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    The New Deal: Social Security and Labor Relations

    A panel discussion was held on the historical impact of the 1935 Social Security Act and the National Labor Relations Act on American life and society, as well as the current state of Social Security and labor…

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    Daily Beast Innovators Summit, Day 2, Part 3

    The Daily Beast held a summit on economic, environmental, and political issues. Participants in this portion talked about the economy, business innovation, and the use of online technology.…

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    Daily Beast Innovators Summit, Day 2, Part 1

    Following opening remarks by Tina Brown and Shane Robison at the Daily Beast’s summit on economic, environmental, and political issues, panelists talked about the economy and ways to stop…

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    Stock Market Drop, Subcommittee Report

    Financial industry regulators talked about efforts to prevent another stock market free fall such as the May 6th, 2010, midday drop. The market dropped more than 1000 points in less than a…

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    Stock Market Drop

    Following opening remarks from Gary Gensler and Mary Schapiro, financial industry executives talked about what can be done to prevent another stock market freefall such as the May 6th,…

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    After Words with Joseph Stiglitz

    Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz talked about the 2008 economic collapse in the U.S. and its affect on the global economy. Prof. Stiglitz argued that we need to change the incentives…

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    Executive Compensation

    Witnesses testified about compensation practices at financial and non-financial firms. Among the topics addressed were recent bonuses awarded to financial executives at firms that had…

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    Meltdown

    Contributors to Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover, published by The Nation, participated in a forum on the downturn in the financial…

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    Future of American Capitalism

    Joseph Stiglitz talked by remote video from New York City about his July Vanity Fair article, “Wall Street’s Toxic Message,” in which he argues that when the current economic crisis is…

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    Books on the End of Poverty

    A panel of economists and economic historians discussed historical and modern day efforts to reduce poverty. The discussion was based on books written by Professors Gareth Stedman Jones and…

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    Regulation of the Financial Industry

    The congressionally mandated Troubled Assets Relief Program Oversight Panel heard from experts on the regulation of the financial industry in preparation for a report on the use of…

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