335Sep 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, ...
438Dec 6, 2012
Fiscal Cliff and the Economy
Witnesses testified on the effects of the “fiscal cliff” on the U.S. economy and the middle class, with a focus on sustaining long-term economic growth, reducing U.S. debt, and ...
1,576Sep 24, 2012
Economic Campaign Issues
Obama and Romney presidential campaign economic advisers debated job creation and other economic issues in the 2012 election. Topics included the health care law, government spending, job ...
1,461Jul 17, 2012
Book Discussion on The 4% Solution
Contributors to The 4% Solution lay out a plan to achieve a four percent economic growth rate, which they argue is necessary to restore America’s economic health. The discussion ...
194Apr 10, 2012
Tax Policy and Economic Growth
Panelists analyzed several tax theories. Topics included value-added taxes (VAT), Herman Can’s 9-9-9 plan, and state and corporate taxes.
158Mar 5, 2012
Representative Kevin Brady Remarks on the Federal Reserve
Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) talked about the role of the Federal Reserve and his proposals to remake the Federal Reserve Board by narrowing its mandate, expanding the Board, and increasing ...
286Jan 23, 2012
Private Equity Income
Kevin Hassett talked about the current tax rate for private equity income earned by executives, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the definition ...
90Nov 28, 2011
Senator Portman on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, talked about reasons the committee failed to reach agreement. Following his remarks, economic scholars ...
320Oct 31, 2011
Panel Discussion on Herman Cain's Tax Plan
Republican 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain’s senior economic adviser and several tax experts talked about Mr. Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan. The proposal calls for a 9 percent ...
2,789Oct 31, 2011
Herman Cain Tax Plan
Republican 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain talked about his 9-9-9 tax plan, which calls for a 9 percent business tax, a 9 percent personal income tax, and a 9 percent national sales ...
523Sep 12, 2011
President Obama's Jobs Plan
Economists Josh Bivens and Kevin Hassett talked about President Obama’s jobs proposal. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included ...
4,058Jun 21, 2011
U.S. and Global Economic Growth
The Joint Economic Committee held a hearing on economic growth in the U.S. and other countries through federal spending and debt reduction. Witnesses also talked about a report by Republican ...
1,384Jun 10, 2011
U.S. Job Creation
Kevin Hassett and Robert Greenstein talked about the reasons behind the stagnation of job creation in the U.S. Topics included the 2008 financial crisis, state budgets, the housing market, ...
105Feb 18, 2011
Federal Budget and the Economy
Economists spoke about the national debt, deficit spending, and future fiscal policy. They generally agreed that President Obama’s budget was a missed opportunity in addressing the ...
776Jan 20, 2011
Federal Tax Code Revision
Witnesses testified about potential revisions to the federal tax code. They focused on the economic and administrative impact of current federal income tax structure, tax complexity, corporate ...
1,123Nov 29, 2010
Book Discussion on Seeds of Destruction
Glenn Hubbard, a former economic adviser to President George W. Bush, argues that President Obama’s push for higher taxes and more regulation is exactly the wrong thing to do to improve the ...
241Nov 22, 2010
112th Congress and the Economy
Panelists talked about steps the incoming 112th Congress should take to reduce federal spending. Among the topics they addressed were a recent report by President Obama’s deficit ...
163Sep 5, 2010
Economic Stimulus and Deficit Spending
Kevin Hassett talked about the Obama administration’s economic stimulus package and fiscal and spending policies, as well as recent economic developments and trends. Mr. Hassett ...
284Jul 23, 2010
Current and Future Economic Stimulus
Harvard economist Robert J. Barro talked about about his theory that stimulus spending by the federal government decreases spending in the private sector. Following his remarks, he responded to ...
173Jul 1, 2010
Federal Budget Outlook
Representative Paul Ryan , the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, and a bipartisan panel of experts talked about problems posed by the current federal budget, strategies for reducing the ...
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