Category: Economics

CSAD: The Doctor and the Guard

Yesterday evening, members of the community gathered in Rosse Hall for the inaugural event of this year’s Biennial Conference sponsored by the Center for the Study of American Democracy. Addressing some of the fundamental background on the conference’s topic of economic inequality was Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a career economist who has served as Director of the Congressional Budget

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CSAD: Interview with Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes is an author and columnist at Forbes, and currently chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation. Her books include Germany: The Empire Within, The Greedy Hand, The Forgotten Man and Coolidge. Shlaes has also written for Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal, and The Financial Times, among other publications, and is also a regular

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CSAD: Interview with Charles Horner

Charles Horner is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, specializing in China and its relationship with the increasingly globalized world. Formerly of the Reagan and first Bush administrations, he is the author of Rising China and Its Postmodern Fate, which was nominated for the Joseph Levenson Prize of the Association of Asian Studies. He is also the father of

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CSAD: Interview with Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein is an award winning American blogger, journalist and columnist. He has worked for The Washington Post, MSNBC, Bloomberg News and the American Prospect. In 2010 he was named Blogger of The Year by The Week. In 2011 he was named one of the 50 most powerful people in Washington by GQ. Klein is the editor-in-chief

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A Disgraceful Senate

1,364. That is the number of days it has been since the United States Senate last passed a budget. One may think that with a national debt approaching $17 trillion (and set to rise without reform) and yearly deficits north of $1 trillion, the upper body of the U.S. legislator would show a little interest

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