195Jul 29, 2013
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 ...
311Nov 7, 2012
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 ...
230Oct 19, 2012
U.S. Manufacturing and Trade Policy
Panelists at the Aspen Institute discussed U.S. manufacturing and trade policy.
456Sep 11, 2012
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 ...
1,978Sep 10, 2012
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 ...
412Jun 27, 2012
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 ...
480Feb 13, 2012
Book Discussion on 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 ...
407Feb 1, 2012
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 education ...
37,012Aug 15, 2011
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 ...