967Nov 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 ...
752Jan 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 ...
123Sep 11, 2009
U.S. Poverty Level
Isabel Sawhill talked about Census Bureau data showing that 39.8 million Americans lived below the poverty line (defined as an income of $22,025 or below for a family of four). Ms. Sawhill ...
80May 11, 2009
Impact of Economic Stimulus on Education
Education Secretary Duncan spoke on how economic stimulus funds can advance President Obama’s education reform goals. Following Secretary Duncan’s remarks, panelists spoke about ...
208Jun 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 ...
41Aug 28, 2007
Poverty and Income in 2006
Following remarks by Strobe Talbott and Mayor Bloomberg on poverty and social policy, participants talked about a recent report by the Census Bureau on poverty and family income for 2006. The report ...
17Nov 14, 2005
Paying for Katrina and Closing the Fiscal Gap
Following opening remarks by former Representative Stenholm, panelists talked about budget deficit reduction in the context of funding recovery efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina, the Iraq ...
71May 18, 2004
U.S. Fiscal Policy
Nine public policy institutes cosponsored a conference on U.S. fiscal policy. Following several speeches, two panels discussed the issue and responded to questions from the ...
54Jan 13, 2004
Balancing the Federal Budget
Brookings Institution scholars talked about a report they are releasing today, “Restoring Fiscal Sanity: How to Balance the Budget.” The book analyzes the federal budget deficit and ...
28Dec 18, 2001
Book Discussion on Sacred Places, Civic Purposes
Mr. Dionne moderated a discussion on the role of faith-based institutions in America. Recently, Mr. Dionne co-edited a book on the topic titled Sacred Places, Civic Purposes, ...
43Jan 9, 2001
The Clinton Legacy
Participants spoke about the Clinton presidency and how it might be remembered. Among the issues they addressed were his trade and foreign policies, economic policies, relations with the media, ...
16Dec 13, 2000
Planning for Policy Success
Participants talked about ways to turn campaign promises into policy. Among the issues they addressed were setting priorities, building coalitions, and the potential agenda of a Bush ...
16Jan 14, 2000
Family Income and Children
Professor Mayer talked about the idea that family income significantly affects the future of children as well as their success. She also said that economic inequality, the effect of other ...
119Jun 4, 1997
Evaluation of Social Class in the U.S.
Mr. Broder moderated this panel on the declining importance of class in the U.S. After the opening presentation by Ms. Sawhill and a response by Mr. Lipset, there was a general ...
17Sep 11, 1995
Illegitimacy and Welfare Reform
Participants examined how the problem of illegitimate births contributes to the problems in the welfare system. They also discussed how Congress can address this problem as part of welfare ...
14Jul 10, 1995
State of the Working Poor
The co-authors of the report, “The Unraveling Consensus? An analysis of the Effect of the New Congressional Agenda on the Working Poor,” announced its release and took questions ...
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