Today, more than 800 people will attend “The US Economy Summit” organized by The Atlantic and presented at the Capital Hilton Hotel.
The entire program (here is pdf of schedule) will stream live here on this blog as well as the Atlantic Live site — and will air in full, live, on C-Span and also be featured in certain segments on Bloomberg TV and CNBC.
The program features a full 360 degree view of the economy policy debate from major, and some controversial, thinkers and policy practitioners from across the political and economic spectrum. The program includes former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker, former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, former Clinton economic adviser Laura Tyson, former FDIC chief Sheila Bair, former McCain campaign economic adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, Obama economic adviser Gene Sperling, Export-Import Bank President Fred Hochberg, former G.W. Bush economic adviser Lawrence Lindsey, Federal Reserve Board expert and economist Allan Meltzer, former Ron Paul economic adviser Peter Schiff, among many others.
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Each of these people have been tasked with addressing not only what is fragile and not working in the economy today — both substantively and politically — but what they’d do to fix things.
What would you do? I’d like to hear thoughtful, constructive thinking on this — and add the smart commentary that may come in by email or comments to a roster of what we’d consider the best ideas from the day on this important subject.
Out on the news stands today is also the April 2012 issue of The Atlantic which
features Ben Bernanke on the cover with a profile of his work and performance — a
great and interesting story that weighs whether he is a hero or villain.
More soon. Hope you find the live broadcast of the program interesting.
— Steve Clemons is Washington Editor at Large at The Atlantic. Clemons can be followed on Twitter at @SCClemons