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  • Charles Murray Discusses emIn Our Handsem
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    In Our Hands

    Charles Murray talked about his book In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State, in which he discusses his plan to replace America’s welfare system with a universal basic income. He…

  • After Words with Charles Murray
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    After Words with Charles Murray

    Charles Murray talked about his book By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission, in which he argues that it is now possible to roll back the power of the federal government by…

  • Jared Bernstein on emThe Reconnection Agendaem
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    The Reconnection Agenda

    Jared Bernstein talked about his book The Reconnection Agenda: Reuniting Growth and Prosperity, in which he outlines his plan to make the economy work for everyone. Commentary was provided…

  • Ben Bernanke Remarks on Economic Growth and Employment
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    Economic Growth and Employment

    Former Federal Reserve Board Chair Ben Bernanke gave the keynote speech at a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities forum on policies that promote economic growth and employment. He talked…

  • Discussion on Dynamic Scoring
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    Congressional Budget Office Scoring

    Economic and tax policy experts talked about the processes used by the government in drafting and assessing budgets, and the steps taken to communicate and explain those figures to Congress…

  • Discussion on Reforming the US Tax Code
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    U.S. Tax Code

    Tax and economic policy experts talked about ways to improve the U.S. tax code that could appeal to both Republicans and Democrats. They discussed a report from the Center for American Progress…

  • New Populism Conference Jared Bernstein
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    New Populism Conference, Jared Bernstein

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    Jared Bernstein talked about liberal causes. Topics included employment policies. “Full Employment and Growth: Make Workers Scarce and Jobs Plentiful” was part of the New Populism Conference held…

  • 2014 Economy Summit Domestic Economy Panel
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    2014 Economy Summit, Domestic Economy Panel

    Panelists talked about the U.S. economy and the federal budget. Speakers included Jared Bernstein, former economic adviser to Vice President Biden, Maya MacGuiness of the Committee for a Responsible…

  • Economists Rethink the Deficit Reduction Debate
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    Debt and Deficit Reduction

    Fiscal policy scholars assessed the impact of deficit reduction on the economy. The speakers provided policy recommendations for reducing the deficit and achieving economic growth. They also addressed…

  • 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…

  • Congressional Agenda for President Obamas Second Term
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    Congressional Agenda for President Obama's Second Term

    Panelists previewed the congressional agenda and Congress' relationship with President Obama in light of the 2012 election results. Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao questioned President Obama’s math…

  • US Manufacturing and Trade Policy
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    U.S. Manufacturing and Trade Policy

    Panelists at the Aspen Institute discussed U.S. manufacturing and trade policy.

  • January 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts
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    January 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts

    Journalists spoke about the “fiscal cliff” prompted by automatic spending cuts through sequestration and tax increases scheduled to commence at the beginning of 2013. They spoke about the…

  • Tax Credits and Welfare Programs
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    Tax Credits and Welfare Programs

    Witnesses testified about U.S. tax credits and welfare programs, and whether the programs discouraged work and higher earnings for recipients. Iain Duncan Smith, the first sitting foreign…

  • emMoney Well Spentem
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    Money Well Spent?

    Michael Grabell, author of Money Well Spent?: The Truth Behind the Trillion-Dollar Stimulus, the Biggest Economic Recovery Plan in History, talked about the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.” He was…

  • US Economy and Job Creation Business Owner and Academics
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    U.S. Economy and Job Creation, Business Owner and Academics

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on ideas to fix the U.S. economy. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of regulation of business and the economy, tax policy, and worker…

  • Future of Social Security
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    Future of Social Security

    Panelists offered their recommendations on changes needed to Social Security and how the politics surrounding the issue might play out in the 2012 elections. Among the topics they addressed…