91Oct 9, 2013
Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate
The House Small Business Committee held a hearing on the health care law’s definition of a full-time worker, which is set at 30 hours per week. Committee Republicans say that part of the ...
626Sep 26, 2013
Postal Service Reform
Postal Service leaders, government officials, employee advocates, and economic and accounting experts testified on proposed reforms to the U.S. Postal Service, focusing on the service’s ...
346Sep 9, 2013
Causes of High Unemployment
Nobel Prize-winning economist Peter Diamond used charts and graphs to talk about the causes of high unemployment. The latest monthly jobs report showed unemployment dropping to 7.3 percent, ...
890Mar 11, 2013
Cost-of-Living Adjustments and Federal Benefits
Panelists talked about the implications of a proposed reform to cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for Social Security and other federal benefits. The change involves tying COLAs to a chained ...
505Apr 11, 2012
U.S. Tax System
Panelists talked about tax code reform. Topics included investment income versus earned income, offshore tax avoidance schemes, corporate loopholes, and the income cap on Social Security ...
210Jan 19, 2012
State Pension Battles
Pension advocates talked about the impact of state budget cuts on public pensions for public employees such as teachers, firefighters, and police.
Thomas P. DiNapoli , New York ...
2,278Nov 9, 2011
Occupy Washington D.C. Discussion on the Economy
Occupy D.C. and October2011 Movement organizers hosted a panel discussion proposing changes to the federal budget. The event was organized as a “hearing” on the state of the ...
856Sep 19, 2011
Congressional Republican Economic and Job Creation Proposals
Dean Baker and James Sherk talked about congressional Republicans' economic and job creation proposals. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics ...
1,410Jul 8, 2011
Securities Transaction Tax
Participants debated for and against the implementation of a financial transaction tax on trades of stocks, bonds, derivatives and other investments. They focused on the need to improve ...
511May 9, 2011
Federal Reserve for the 21st Century
Participants talked about the future of the Federal Reserve and its role in shaping the U.S. economy. The event included panel discussions on the Federal Reserve’s role in promoting ...
938Jan 21, 2011
Corporate Power and Politics
Panelists talked about the relationships between citizens and corporate culture in America. Among the issues they addressed were the role of the citizen as consumers, employees and voters in a ...
444Dec 17, 2010
Federal Budget Deficit Reduction
The Aspen Institute hosted a forum on reducing the federal budget deficit with panelists from a wide variety of viewpoints, including Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax reform, a member of ...
397Nov 11, 2010
Federal Deficit Reduction
Dean Baker talked about the recommendations of the bipartisan National Commission On Fiscal Responsibility And Reform, and Republican Party plans for cutting the federal budget. He also ...
2,326Feb 17, 2010
Current Economic Situation
Amity Shlaes and Dean Baker talked by remote link from the New York City studio about the current economic situation. They reacted to a video clip of President Obama commenting that day on the ...
754Dec 28, 2009
President Obama's Economic Agenda
Dean Baker, co-director for Center for Economic and Policy Research, and Peter Morici, economics professor for University of Maryland, talked about President Obama’s initiatives on the ...
135Aug 15, 2009
Building a 21st Century Economy
Panelists spoke to bloggers and activist about the state of the U.S. economy, the impact of economic stimulus measures, prospects for future unemployment levels, and strategies for future economic ...
664Feb 24, 2009
Worker Retirement Security
A hearing was held on the shortcomings of the nation’s retirement system and how worker could obtain retirement security. The hearing focused on weaknesses weaknesses in the 401(k) ...
164Feb 19, 2009
Nationalization of U.S. Banks
Dean Baker and Alex Pollock talked about what "nationalization"of U.S. banks may mean and the current debate over whether banks should be nationalized, and they responded to telephone calls and ...
9,492Jan 27, 2009
Book Discussion on Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy
Dean Baker talked about Plunder and Blunder:The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy (Polipoint Press; January 1, 2009). In his book he discusses the growth and “predictable” ...
171Oct 16, 2008
Home Mortgage Finance Industry, Panel 1
Sarah Rosen Wartell made welcoming remarks and spoke about housing finance and the future of federal regulation of mortgage policies in light of recent turmoil in credit markets. Susan Wachter ...
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