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Financial round table participants

Jared Bernstein’s areas of expertise include federal and state economic and fiscal policies, income inequality and mobility, trends in employment and earnings, international comparisons and the analysis of financial and housing markets. He joined the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in May 2011 as a Senior Fellow. From 2009 to 2011, Bernstein was the Chief [...]

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  Need to Know: March 29, 2013: Economic inequality and mobility

We’ve invited three highly-respected economic thinkers from different perspectives, to see if there is some common economic ground, and whether that common ground tells us anything about how we can improve our economic health.

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  Jeff Greenfield on the lessons of tragedy

What is clear is that what happened in Newtown, as with all such cases, is that it forces us to ask: Is this how we want things to be, and if not what do we do about it?

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  What’s at Stake: NewsHour on the Senate

How are critical Congressional races shaping up?

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Resources: Patient decision aids, doctor and hospital information, hospital ratings and comparisons

Patient Decision Aids What ia a Patient Based Decision Aid? The goal of patient based decision aids is to illuminate available options to patients in an unbiased way. They explain the risks and the benefits of each option based on evidence and inform patients about potential outcomes. Decision aids allow patients to think about their [...]

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  Fixing government: Walter Kirn on creating a virtual Congress

Walter Kirn, who wrote the novel “Up in the Air,” says the way to fix Congress is to make all the representatives live fulltime in their districts. That way, he says, they would be forced to deal with their constituents after each controversial vote.

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  Fixing government: Kurt Andersen on getting Republicans and Democrats to work together

Kurt Andersen, author and host of public radio’s “Studio 360,” says lawmakers should get to know each other by spending a minimum number of days together in Washington, D.C.

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  Eric Cantor walks a fine line

Need to Know interviews political reporter Jeff Schapiro about Republican Congressman Eric Cantor, who has emerged as a leading opponent of the White Houses attempt to broker a deal on the debt ceiling.

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  Richard Brookhiser on divisions within the Republican party

Need to Know turns to historian and senior editor at the National Review, Richard Brookhiser, for a broader perspective on the recent political machinations in Washington, and the age-old discussion over the size of government.

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