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Under President Trump, we are about to experiment with a radically different approach to economic policy. The premise? By freeing American businesses from over-regulation, renegotiating “bad” trade deals, punishing companies that move jobs overseas, limiting immigration, reducing taxes and investing in infrastructure it will be possible to rekindle the animal spirits of American entrepreneurialism, repatriate hundreds of billions of dollars of capital, double economic growth from 2% to 4% and create jobs. Will this Ayn Rand version of capitalism work? It might in the short run. But in the long run, hurdles and headwinds abound. One thing is certain: America needs it to work if we are to reverse the slow-motion meltdown in trust and civility we’ve been witnessing since the financial crisis.

The history books are filled with mistaken assumptions about not just the causes of the Great Depression, but also what got us out. Much the same describes the early explanations of 2008 and the difficult recession that followed. This talk will simplify what has been made opaque, while showing that all three major economic events were wholly unnatural effects of bad bipartisan policy error from Washington, D.C.

The tight relationship between Washington and Wall Street is mutually destructive for both. “It’s the economy, stupid” says politics, and yet, the close link between finance and government restrains economic growth by virtue of it politicizing investment. Worse, the ties between finance and government make the bailouts of troubled financial institutions much more likely. The latter greatly weaken the financial sector, all the while inflaming an electorate that views bailouts as evidence of favoritism. This talk will show why the popularity and health of Wall Street and Washington will soar if the two create major distance between themselves.

Global economic troubles since 2008 have put central banks, and in particular the Federal Reserve, on watch. More and more people are asking if we need a Fed at all, and others, if the Fed acts contrary to collective interests. To the average person, low unemployment and a booming economy are the ideal we should constantly aspire to. Not so to members of the Federal Reserve and other global central banks. They are very explicit in their view that low unemployment and soaring economic growth cause labor and manufacturing shortages that lead to inflation. This talk will address the perceived pros and cons of a central bank—and specifically address central bank models of inflation—in a global context to conclude whether the Fed is essential, dangerous or superfluous.

Though wealth inequality is viewed in a pejorative light by many economists, and most members of the political and pundit class, it's reality is a great deal better than most realize.  As the talk reveals, rising inequality signals a falling gap in the standard of living experienced by the rich and poor, greater opportunity for the individuals who comprise any economy to pursue the path in life that most animates their talent, and a rising base of capital that will be redistributed from the rich to the companies of today and the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

The new leadership at the Federal Reserve inherits a prolonged, if unspectacular, economic expansion that has shown few signs of fading.  Yet longer-term questions about the U.S. economy remain as significant as ever. Did the financial crisis and Great Recession inflict lasting damage on growth potential? Or did they amplify or accelerate changes that were already taking place? Or will economic performance simply take a long time to return to pre-crisis norms? Daniel Tarullo examines the contrast between the relatively clear shorter-term outlook and the key challenges for Federal Reserve policy over the medium to longer-term, including the decisions that must be made on the key instruments for conducting monetary policy and the size of its balance sheet, how it will deal with the lingering questions about labor markets and inflation, and whether the Fed will have the tools needed to fight the next recession.

In the wake of the financial crisis, Congress and regulators made the most far-reaching changes in financial regulation since the New Deal. Some have argued that more needs to be done to combat the too-big-to-fail problem and ensure financial stability, while others claim that the new regulations are impeding financial intermediation and holding down economic growth. With the Administration stating its desire for substantial changes to the Dodd-Frank Act and agency regulations, is a major rollback of the post-crisis regulatory reform agenda in the offing? Drawing on his experience leading much of that agenda at the Federal Reserve, Daniel Tarullo assesses the prospects for change. He offers insight into legislative initiatives most likely to be successful, the prospects for significant regulatory and supervisory changes even without amendments to Dodd-Frank, and the potential for a substantial swing in financial regulatory policy with each change of party control of the White House and Congress.

Former Director of the CIA, George Tenet, sits down for a conversation on a wide-range of issues including:

  • a look at the current global threats to U.S. security and what the future holds for the U.S., our allies and interests around the globe;
  • the actions and motives of national leaders in times of crisis and how they galvanize their people, inspire innovation and revitalize the organizational culture for dramatic results, and;
  • his tenure as one of the most influential and longest-sitting CIA directors in history including life at the CIA where he led the agency through one of the most crisis-filled periods in recent history as it was simultaneously and engaging in three different missions
  • the domestic war on terror and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Was the 2016 a fluke or evidence of a tectonic shift in American culture? The media and political experts who got the 2016 election wrong continue to get it wrong. The same undercurrents that upended both political parties and made Donald Trump America’s first smartphone president are now driving changes in public attitudes toward consumer brands and institutions. Brad Todd argues numerical geographical realities of a polarized culture present fogged perceptions to both business and political leaders – and portend more havoc for national institutions ahead.

The 2018 midterms provide a test of the durability of the Trump coalition and the breadth of the resistance to it. The President’s supporters bank on a premise that populists in rural and industrial locales will not return to their New Deal roots while Democrats have built a strategy dependent on wooing upscale suburbanites who eschewed Trump in 2016. As the lead consultant to the Republicans’ House takeover efforts the last time Congress changed hands who has helped defeat four Democratic Senators, Brad Todd provides macro-analysis of trends and state-by-state prognosis based on 20 years of experience in high profile campaigns.

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