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Robert Reich (Exclusively WSB)

One of the nation’s most highly respected public leaders and thinkers who has served in three national administrations, Robert Reich brings exceptional knowledge and experience to his presentations to dissect the big economic challenges Washington policy makers are facing today. With wide-sweeping experience and brilliant wit, Reich explains what’s really at stake, which policy choices are likely to be the most (or least) successful and how an increasingly complicated political landscape will impact Washington’s ability to get things done. A renowned economic expert and New York Times best-selling author, Reich has an unequivocal understanding and ability to address the issues that will have major implications for the President and on future elections. 

Robert Reich (Exclusively WSB)

It is likely that in coming years the major fault line will shift from the old right versus left debate over the size of government to a new battle between the establishment and the anti-establishment, who see the game as rigged against them. The anti-establishment forces have been on the losing end of the economy for 30 years. Their wages have stagnated, they have had little or no opportunities for advancement, their jobs are less secure, and they worry their children won’t live as well as they do. Globalization and technological change have made them economic losers. But they’re also becoming aware that the political system that generates the rules of the economic game has been captured by those with sufficient wealth to garner more and more influence over it. So the anti-establishment is opting either for “authoritarian” populism, or for fundamental democratic reforms. The former features anti-immigrant and xenophobic movements that feed on themselves. Only the latter — genuine democratic reform — can possibly deliver what they really need. This is the fundamental choice ahead: authoritarian populism or democratic reform.

Alice Rivlin (Exclusively WSB)

It's a fact: Federal spending will rise rapidly in the next few years for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. These programs are already more than 40% of federal spending and are rising faster than every other budget line except interest on the debt. Clearly, costs of this kind simply cannot be sustained, and even though health care reform has passed, there are still further political, social and electoral implications. What's the solution? What must be done before three of the country's most important programs become too unwieldy to repair or altogether insolvent? Visionary thinker Alice Rivlin, former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board tackles the perpetually daunting problem of health care spending with ideas and energy that made her one of the most effective, influential and respected policy makers and economic minds in the country. Navigating the at-times labyrinthine budget process, Rivlin clarifies where the U.S. stands, where it’s headed and what the country needs to do to secure a healthy (and fiscally healthy) future for its citizens.

Alice Rivlin (Exclusively WSB)

What's ahead on the economic horizon? Things seem more than unsettled at the moment: with renewed tension in the Middle East, an unstable housing market and a federal deficit that has increased significantly over the past few years, the implications for the nation's economic health seem muddled and confused and in desperate need of clarification. Alice Rivlin, former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board and one of the most influential policy makers in Washington, puts her finger on the pulse of the nation's economic health and clarifies the economic clutter to discuss how the latest political and business headlines will shape growth and markets both domestically and internationally.

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