|2013-03-07T12:19:44-05:00 The Atlantic's 2nd Annual Economy Summit|
President Bill Clinton's winning catchphrase "It's the economy, stupid!" still resonates in consequential political debates today -- with both sides of the political aisle and the many factions of economic policy interest groups slugging it out over what a healthy economy needs.
This year's "Economy Summit" organized by The Atlantic features a very diverse cast of perspectives and will focus on debt and strategies for sustainable economic growth. Some will focus on economic debates -- and others will focus on paralyzed leadership.
I'll post the entire program below -- but I should note that Washington Note readers are invited to attend -- or to watch online. If you want to be there in person, be sure to RSVP at the link below The entire conference will stream live here, which means you can watch it from as far as Tazmania or Sanaa if you have a good broadband connection.
One of the interesting issues that my collaborator and former "affinity credit card" entrepreneur Richard Vague are highlighting are the problems of a massive 'private sector debt' problem that continues to lurk in the US economic equation. For those interested, Vague and I outlined some of the problems here and spoke about this in a short YouTube clip as well as on WHYY's Radio Times, a popularly NPR-affiliated program in Philadelphia.
The line-up for this year has a lot of headliners -- in fact, they are all headliners -- but those who will make a lot of the sizzle are former Federal Reserve Governor Paul Volcker, former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, anti-tax pledge activist and President of the Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist, Fix the Debt founder Maya MacGuineas, Financial Times Chief US Commentator Edward Luce, and National Journal Chief Correspondent Michael Hirsh.
The list continues with American Prospect Founding Editor Robert Kuttner, Naked Capitalism publisher Yves Smith, former FDIC chief Sheila Bair, former Federal Reserve Board Deputy Chair Alice Rivlin, Senator and former West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, Senator and former North Dakota Governor John Hoeven, Bloomberg political columnist Margaret Carlson, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Financial Services Roundtable CEO and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, National Journal editorial director Ron Fournier, former George W. Bush National Economic Adviser Lawrence Lindsey and others.
Here follows the schedule:
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
ELIZABETH BAKER KEFFER
A Preview of the April 2013 "Money Issue" of The Atlantic
YVES SMITH (aka Susan Webber)
A HEALTHY ECONOMY EQUALS FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY & SMART INVESTMENT
THE HON. GENE SPERLING
National Economic Advisor to President Obama
Editor in Chief, The Atlantic
SHERLE R. SCHWENNINGER
THE HON. PAUL VOLCKER
THE HON. ALICE RIVLIN
THE HON. SHEILA BAIR
HERE'S THE DEAL: HOW WASHINGTON CAN SOLVE THE DEFICIT AND SPUR GROWTH
Washington Bureau Chief, New York Times
Author of the new e-book, Here's the Deal
THE HON. ROBERT RUBIN
THE HON. LAWRENCE LINDSEY
THE HON. JOHN HOEVEN (R-ND)
"Sequester at the Beach" & "Debt Old Fashioned"
With special thanks to Supporting Underwriter, the Center for Audit Quality; Presenting Underwriter, TD Bank; and Knowledge Underwriter, The Governor's Woods Foundation for their generous support of this year's Economy Summit.
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