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August 23rd 2012:Prescription for Long-term, Sustainable Growth (Part 2): Policy Recommendations for Shared Prosperity versus Austerity Economics

Last week we debated which policy approach will produce robust, sustainable economic growth in the US and Europe: austerity policy & trickle-down economics versus “bubble up” economics with broadly shared prosperity. This week former White House advisor Charles Kolb & Nate Loewentheil of Yale return to debate specific policy recommendations from the Lowentheil/(Jacob) Hacker report “Prosperity Economics: Building an Economy for All” and from Kolb’s former organization, the Committee for Economic Development, the nonpartisan, business-led think tank. What policies will produce a healthy private

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Charles E.M. Kolb

Charles Kolb was President of the French-American Foundation—United States, located in New York City, from August 2012 until August 2014. The French-American Foundation is the only non-governmental organization in the United States dedicated specifically to strengthening the relationship between the two countries. It does so by bringing together leaders, policymakers and a full range of professionals to exchange views, share best practices, and consider how each country might benefit from the expertise and experience of the other. Prior to joining the French-American Foundation, he was President of the Committee for Economic Development (CED) from 1997 to 2012 and served as General Counse
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Nate Loewentheil

Nate Loewentheil is founder and executive director of the Roosevelt Institution, a national student organization with 75 campus chapters and 7,000 members. He founded the Roosevelt Institution as a sophomore at Yale, from which he graduated in 2007. Nate sits on the Board of Directors of the College Democrats of America Alumni Association and of the Elmseed Enterprise Fund, as well as on the advisory boards of the New Leaders Council and the Drum Major Institute. He's published with the Center for American Progress and in the Review of Policy Research, and contributes to the Huffington Post. He recently co-edited "Thinking Big: Progressive Ideas for a New Era." In addition, Nate serves as a
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