The recent turnover in Congress, combined with a wide open presidential election cycle, creates a rare opportunity to bring new ideas into the political process. The spirit of this new era will be captured by those -- from either party or no party -- who embrace innovative yet pragmatic solutions to the foremost challenges facing our nation.
At this event, the New America Foundation released a major new report outlining Ten Big Ideas for a New America, and offered brief presentations on nine of the 10 ideas. (Senior Fellow Jacob Hacker, author of the Universal Risk Insurance proposal, was testifying on Capitol Hill and was unable to attend.)
In addition, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) offered kenote addresses that explored their respective takes on the need for big ideas in American politics.
Video of the complete event is available at right, while MP3 audio recordings can be dowloaded at the bottom of this page. To jump directly to video of a particular keynote address or Big Idea presentation, please use the links below.
Every Baby a Trust Fund Baby
Closing the $700 Billion Tax Loophole
Instant Runoff Voting
Mandatory, Affordable Health Insurance
Tax Consumption, Not Work
A College Access Contract
A Capital Budget for Public Investment
A Universal 401(k) Plan
An Energy Efficiency Trading System
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
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