Greetings folks. Sorry if I seemed AWOL today. I organized a very large-scale conference on U.S. economic policy today that went quite well — but I have not lost focus of our effort to encourage President Bush to reconsider John Bolton.
Today’s conference, however, was excellent — and is actually part of the work I do in my real job.
Here was the lineup:
NATIONAL POLICY FORUM on AMERICA’S ECONOMIC FUTURE
New America Foundation
Wednesday, 22 June 2005
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation
The State of the U.S. Economy: No-Nonsense Realities and Some Thoughts on Prescriptions
The Honorable Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Director, Congressional Budget Office
Beyond Ideology: What is Going on in the American Economy? A Discussion about Deficits, Jobs, Innovation, and Offshoring
The Honorable Edward Rendell
Governor, State of Pennsylvania
Washington White House & International Economics Correspondent,
The Honorable Richard Durbin
Deputy Democratic Leader, U.S. Senate
Director, Global Middle Class Program, New America Foundation and Founding Editor, World Policy Journal
Edward “Ted” Alden
Washington Bureau Chief, Financial Times
Beyond Stockholder Value: Corporate Accountability and Responsibility Today
The Hon. Michael Oxley (OH-4-R)
Chairman, House Committee on Financial Services
U.S. House of Representatives
Chairman & CEO
James V. DeLong
Senior Fellow & Director, Center for the Study of Digital Property
Progress & Freedom Foundation
Phillip H. Rudolph
Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
and former Vice President & International General Counsel, McDonaldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Corporation
The Honorable Tom Daschle
former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
America’s Eroding Economic System: Comments from an Iconoclastic CEO
Leo Hindery, Jr.
Managing Partner, InterMedia Partners
Former CEO of TCI, AT&T Broadband and Yankee Entertainment and Sports Network
What Should America’s Future Economic Road Map Be?
The Honorable Byron Dorgan (D-ND)
Is America’s Middle Class Making It?? What Needs to Happen to Keep the Middle Class Foundation of America’s Economy Thriving?
The Hon. Gene Sperling
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
and former National Economic Advisor to President Clinton
former Chairman, Northwest Airlines and former Gubernatorial Candidate, State of California
National Economics Correspondent, Los Angeles Times
President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
William A. Niskanen
Chairman, Cato Institute
Senior Editor, Pew Research Center
and former Managing Editor, U.S. News & World Report
However, while we were presenting this conference today, I was working the Bolton issue behind the scenes. I will have a post on the latest on Bolton in a few hours.
Sorry to scare some of you folks with the slow posting today.
— Steve Clemons