Economic Growth Program

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Jobs, Investment, and Rebuilding America

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 9:00am

While Congress fiddles, America burns. Jobs remain scarce, foreclosures rampant, mortgages under water, pensions fragile, wages too low. Our infrastructure remains in decay. And we are still not meeting the economic or national security challenges that we have inherited from a decade of frustrating global failures. 

On the Cliff: A Bernard L. Schwartz Symposium

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 9:00am

Economists for Peace & Security

Please note that this event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:30am

A sluggish recovery and stagnant wages have forced policymakers to reassess how an advanced American economy can maintain its competitiveness in the 21st century. Meanwhile, a fierce global race for innovation advantage is under way and the United States is falling behind.

Who Stole the American Dream?

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:00pm

The promise of a prosperous middle-class life with decent work, rising living standards, and the potential for a better future has long been the foundation of the American dream. But as America continues to struggle to recover from the Great Recession, it has become clear that the middle class is in jeopardy – and many of the policies of the last 40 years are to blame.

California Event: America’s Manufacturing Future

Monday, June 25, 2012 - 5:00pm

For the last 20 years, conventional wisdom has held that services would render American manufacturing obsolete. Yet thanks to a variety of factors, including rapid technological change, a changing manufacturing sector has instead emerged as one of the strongest sectors in an otherwise weak recovery.

American Gridlock

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 4:00pm

The pressing problems of massive debt, high unemployment, and anemic economic growth have increasingly divided the populace into warring political camps. Yet the current overwrought debate between free market capitalism and a government-driven economy distracts us from reaching logical, common-sense solutions to our biggest economic and social problems.

U.S. Economy at Risk: What Can Be Done?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 3:00pm

Despite massive monetary and fiscal stimulus, the U.S. economy remains at risk of another recession, threatened by the crisis in the eurozone and the lack of progress on jobs at home.  Why have the policies attempted thus far fallen so short?  What should we be doing instead?

Economic Insecurity and the Great Recession

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 4:00pm

The Rockefeller Foundation, the New America Foundation, and Yale University economic security expert Jacob Hacker present the release of "Economic Insecurity and the Great Recession." This launch event took place Monday, November 28, at 4:00 PM at the New America Foundation. This report is the first major update to the pioneering 2010 Economic Security Index (ESI) study, which demonstrated the breadth, persistence, and growing reach of American economic insecurity.

The Darwin Economy

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 12:15pm

Who was the greater economist—Adam Smith or Charles Darwin? In his latest book, Robert Frank, New York Times columnist and Professor of Economics at Cornell University, predicts that within the next century Darwin will unseat Smith as the intellectual founder of economics. The reason, Frank argues, is that Darwin's understanding of competition describes economic reality far more accurately than Smith's.

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