Saturday, November 22, 2008

11/18 Conference on Real Investment in America

Hot item! Here are the proceedings from the Tuesday, 11/18 conference held by the Campaign for America's Future -- you can listen or watch videos of the presentations, and review the powerpoints from some speakers.

Real Investment in America: A Post-Election Perspective

Congressional and progressive leaders joined economic experts for a conference to discuss bold new strategies needed to meet vital public investment needs, from modern infrastructure and new energy to lifelong education. With the economy in trouble, the conference spelled out a short-term recovery plan and explored ways to finance the investments essential for sustained economic growth.

It was held November 18, 2008 at the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress in Washington.


9:30 a.m. — Opening and Greetings

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-chair  AUD 
Arlene Holt Baker, AFL-CIO  AUD   VID 
Robert Borosage, Campaign for America's Future  AUD   VID 

10 a.m. — The Investment Deficit: From Bridges to Broadband
Eric Lotke, Campaign for America's Future  AUD   PDF   PPT   VID 

10:15 a.m. — Implications for Workers and Business: Jobs and Competition
Ron Bloom, US Steelworkers  AUD   VID 
Janet Kavinoky, U.S. Chamber of Commerce  AUD   VID 

10:45 a.m. — Remarks on Legislation and Strategy
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.  AUD   VID 

11:00 a.m. — Deficits, Stimulus and Financing Options
John Irons, Economic Policy Institute  AUD   VID   PPT 
Sherle Schwenninger, New America Foundation  AUD   VID 

Noon — Lunch and Keynote Address
Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., Co-chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus  AUD   VID 
James K. Galbraith, University of Texas  AUD   VID 

12:50 p.m. — Discussion of Legislation and Strategy
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.  AUD   VID 
1:10 p.m. — Public Opinion Research on the Election, and the Deficit/Stimulus Balance
Stan Greenberg, Democracy Corps  AUD   PPT   VID 

cross-posted from:
Real Investment in America: A Post-Election Perspective

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