|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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|Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:00:00 GMT Fierce battles cast hopeful shadow in Syria|
|Some of the fiercest battles in the Syrian conflict have broken out since the January 22 start date for the Geneva II peace talks was announced last week. The shadow to the good news could, however, be a hopeful sign; redoubled efforts of government and rebel forces to consolidate and expand gains indicate that all the main players are taking the prospect of talks seriously. - Victor Kotsev (Dec 4, '13)|
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|Wed, 02 Jan 2013 21:23:56 +0000 Race for Iran Is Going to Tehran|
|With the impending publication of our Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran, we have decided to move our blog to a new platform, www.GoingtoTehran.com. Race for Iran will remain active as a repository for our previous posts and comments, going all the way back [...]
With the impending publication of our Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran, we have decided to move our blog to a new platform, www.GoingtoTehran.com. Race for Iran will remain active as a repository for our previous posts and comments, going all the way back to October 2009, but henceforth our new posts will be published on Going to Tehran. As you will see, it looks and operates very much like Race for Iran, so hopefully the transition will be non-stressful. We thank all who have read, engaged, and supported us on Race for Iran, and look forward to seeing you and new readers who might join us on Going to Tehran.
–Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett
|Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:42:42 +0530 Musician Omar Sa`ad refuses military service, prepares for prison|
Tommorow (Wed., Dec. 4) at 8.00 AM, the 18-year old musician Omar Sa`ad, from
|Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:29:51 +0530 The Debacle|
THE GREATEST danger to Israel is not the putative Iranian nuclear bomb. The greatest danger is the stupidity of our leaders.
|Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:55:34 +0530 Without Fear, Without Favor / November 11, 2013, Laureate’s speech|
|Thu, 28 Nov 2013 19:00:33 +0530 BOYCOTT|
In spite of
All the rhetoric,
Has signed the
|Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:48:44 +0530 The Battle of the Titans|
THIS IS not merely a fight between Israel and the US. Nor is it only a fight between the White House and Congress. It is also a battle between intellectual titans.
|Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:45:53 +0530 AGAIN|
In the past,
Was our ally.
In the future,
May again become
Is in our
|Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:43:44 +0530 The Assassination|
FROM THE first moment, I did not have the slightest doubt that Yasser Arafat was assassinated.
It was a matter of simple logic.
On the way back from the funeral, I happened upon...
|Fri, 15 Nov 2013 02:31:15 +0530 NEW ALLY|
Has a new ally:
Why not adopt
|Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:35:59 +0530 Grassroots Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in Jerusalem Thur.- Fri, Nov. 14-15|
Despite considerable violence and harassment by the extreme right, the Minds of Peace campaign continues - with the idea of holding in the Jerusalem public space grassroots negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians who are not professional diplomats, so as to promote and boost the faltering official negotiations.
|Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:00:52 +0530 The Judaization of Israel|
ON MY 16th birthday, in 1939, I rushed to the district registration office of the Government of Palestine to change my name officially.
|Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:05:59 +0530 WITHOUT TRACES|
18 year after
The murder of Rabin,
On the remains
Of Arafat -
The other signer
Who was able
To bring about
Whoever poisoned him
Tried to leave
|Mon, 04 Nov 2013 03:44:27 +0530 Turning points in Uri Avnery's life|
Produced for his 90th birthday event
|Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:53:53 +0530 90 Years from Now|
On the occasion of my 90th birthday, a panel discussion of eminent historians took place in Tel Aviv’s Tsavta hall on the question: “Will Israel Exist in Another 90 Years?” There follows a slightly shortened version of my own...
|Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:40:09 +0530 Not released this week|
In July 2002
An Israeli pilot
One ton bomb
On a house
Including 8 children.
The pilot and
Were not released
From prison –
They never were
|Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:25:43 +0300 Taking Apartheid Apart|
IS ISRAEL an apartheid state? This question is not going away. It raises its head every few months.
|Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:24:31 +0300 NOT FOREVER|
In the West Bank
The tension is soaring.
The “Peace Talks”
Do not arouse
The slightest hope for
Anyone who thinks that
Palestinians will accept
Is under a dangerous
|Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:31:29 +0300 Will Israel exist in 90 years from now?--Full documentation with English subtitles|
What began with handing presents, developed into a struggle to get in: FILM OF THE RECEPTION
FILM: Turning points in Uri Avnery's life
FILM OF THE SYMPOSIUM 'Will Israel exist in 90...
|Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:43:37 +0300 The Descenders|
THOSE WHO are interested in the history of the Crusades ask themselves: what brought about the Crusaders' downfall? Looking at the remnants of their proud fortresses all over the country, we wonder.
|Fri, 18 Oct 2013 00:19:04 +0300 What will give us more security?|
In the Jordan Valley,
The army is destroying
Entire Palestinian villages.
Leaks from the talks:
The main stumbling block
Is Netanyahu’s insistence
Upon keeping control
Of the Jordan Valley.
The Jordan Valley
Or peace –
What will give us
|Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:11:28 +0300 Ultimately, Israeli leftism is based on one’s view of the occupation|
To the left, peace isn’t merely a formal political framework but a profound process of reconciliation that requires each side to show respect for the culture, tradition and history of the other side.
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|Köln (ots) - Das Silberne Dienstjubiläum des Kölner Erzbischofs, Kardinal Joachim Meisner, soll mit einem Festwochenende Anfang März 2014 begangen werden. Wie der "Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger" (Donnersta...|
|Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:29:19 +0000 Cuts to single-parent tax credit unjustifiable - Doherty|
|Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said the government’s cut to the Single Parent tax credit is unjustifiable and can still be reversed.|
|Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:49:36 +0000 Operation Agent Fury: The 1983 US Invasion of Grenada|
|The purpose of this article is to analyse the reasons behind the U.S. led invasion into Grenada during the latter part of 1983, from a U.S. decision making perspective. Codenamed Operation Urgent Fury, the U.S. decision to invade Grenada after…|
|Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:52:00 +0400 Insight: A new wave of U.S. mortgage trouble threatens|
|U.S. borrowers are increasingly missing payments on home equity lines of credit they took out during the housing bubble, a trend that could deal another blow to the countrys biggest banks.|
|Thu, 05 Dec 2013 03:32:00 +0400 Philip Morris, Japan Tobacco Take $1.5 Billion Stake in Russian Distributor|
|Two international tobacco giants are each taking a 20 percent stake in a Russian consumer goods distributor for a combined $1.5 billion, Bloomberg.com reported Wednesday.|