980Nov 26, 2013
Poverty in the U.S
Robert Rector and Isabel Sawhill talked about the state of poverty in the U.S. and the impact of cuts to programs such as SNAP (food stamps) on the economy and individuals and families. They ...
271Dec 11, 2012
Domestic Programs Budget Cuts
Isabel Sawhill and James Capretta debated the merits of cutting domestic programs in order to save money and help the economy. They also addressed sequestration budget cuts and the"fiscal ...
253Nov 4, 2011
Opportunity Nation Summit
Various panelists discussed economic opportunity in the United States at the 2011 Opportunity Nation Summit. Opportunity Nation is a group of businesses, schools, and nonprofits that promotes ...
754Jan 28, 2011
Approaches to Economic Growth
Matthew Mitchell and Isabel Sawhill discussed two philosophies of thought on improving the economy, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. One philosophy suggests ...
132Nov 27, 2010
Social Security and Medicare Reform
Isabel Sawhill talked about possible ways to reform entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, to tackle the growing U.S. deficit. She also responded to telephone calls and ...
144Apr 23, 2010
Value Added Tax and U.S. Debt
Isabel Sawhill and Curtis Dubay talked about the use of a Value Added Tax (VAT) as a means to curb U.S. debt, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. In an ...
210Jun 17, 2008
Future of Entitlement Programs
At the Concord Coalition’s Fiscal Wake-Up Tour dinner, delegates presented the principles and proposed fiscal reforms they had developed during the Youth Entitlement Summit (YES). Isabel ...