All posts tagged "economy"

  • Trump tax plan, the budget showdown, and Trump’s first 100 days

    This week on The Square Circle, we discuss these issues: President Trump released his long-awaited tax proposal this week. What will it do to the economy? President Trump this week was forced to abandon his demand for...

    • Posted April 28, 2017
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  • Payday Lenders: Heroes or Villains?

    Are payday lenders harmful to the economy? Two experts debate the issue. Thaya Brook Knight Cato Institute Thaya Brook Knight is associate director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute. Before joining Cato, she co-founded and...

    • Posted September 2, 2016
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  • Education for Upward Mobility

    Michael Petrilli of the Fordham Institute discusses his new book Education for Upward Mobility with education expert Iris Rotberg of George Washington University. Michael J. Petrilli Thomas B. Fordham Institute Michael J. Petrilli is president of the Thomas...

    • Posted July 11, 2016
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  • People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy

    Robert McChesney discusses his new book People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy with Berin Szoka of TechFreedom. Robert McChesney University of Illinois Robert McChesney is Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department...

    • Posted July 5, 2016
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    State of the Union: economy, foreign policy, Obama legacy

    This week on The Square Circle, we discuss some major themes from President Obama's State of the Union address: the economy, Obama's foreign policy, and the Obama legacy. Financial policy advocate Kyle Hauptman; Frances Kissling of the...

    • Posted January 16, 2016
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  • Is Social Security in Crisis?

    Is Social Security in financial straits? Two experts debate. Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D. Pacific Research Institute Robert P. Murphy has a Ph.D. in economics from New York University and is Senior Fellow in Business and Economic Studies...

    • Posted August 25, 2010
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  • Was the New Deal a Raw Deal?

    Did the New Deal do more harm than good? Two economists debate. Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D. author, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal Robert P. Murphy has a Ph.D. in economics...

    • Posted August 10, 2009
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  • The Employee Free Choice Act

    Two experts debate the Employee Free Choice Act. Richard A. Epstein University of Chicago Richard A. Epstein is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior...

    • Posted April 27, 2009
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  • The Auto Bailout: Better Than Bankruptcy?

    Does bankruptcy beat bailouts for the automakers? Joe Murray The Philadelphia Bulletin Joe Murray is a columnist for the Philadelphia Bulletin.   Andrew Horowitz Horowitz and Company Andrew Horowitz is founder and president of Horowitz and Company....

    • Posted March 9, 2009
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  • The Minimum Wage: Does It Work?

    Does the minimum wage help workers? Two economists debate. Michael Ettlinger Economic Policy Institute Michael Ettlinger is director of the Economic Analysis and Research Network at the Economic Policy Institute. Formerly he was deputy director at Public...

    • Posted January 10, 2007
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