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Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Senior Fellow with The Hudson Institute

Diana Furchtgott-Roth appears in the following:

Immigration Legislation Clears the Senate, Heads to House to Meet its Fate

Friday, June 28, 2013

We are one step closer to adopting the most significant immigration overhaul in the nation’s history—the Senate passed the reform bill yesterday in a 68-to-32 vote. Now it is headed to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to meet its fate. But Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, thinks the economic benefits of the Senate's plan may be too good to pass up.

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30 Issues: Victims of 2008: The Unemployed

Thursday, September 13, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: How the victims of the Great Recession are coping and what the government can do to help them. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all of the conversations.

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The High Cost of American Privilege

Friday, March 02, 2012

Sitting down with CNBC, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner explained how the Obama Administration saw a way to correct the nation’s fiscal problems. He argued that “if you don’t try to generate more revenues through tax reform, if you don’t ask, you know, the most fortunate Americans to bear a slightly larger burden of the privilege of being an American, then you have to — the only way to achieve fiscal sustainability is through unacceptably deep cuts in benefits for middle class seniors, or unacceptably deep cuts in national security.”

Is Geithner correct?  Is it a privilege to be an American?  And if so … what does that privilege cost?
Joining us now are Rogers Smith Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and Diana Furchtgott-Roth, senior fellow at the Manhattan InstitutIs Mr. Geithner correct, is there a cost that comes with the privilege of being an American; and if so, what does that privilege cost?  

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Newt Gingrich Proposes Radical Change in Labor Laws

Monday, December 05, 2011

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says we need a radical proposal to "change America's culture of poverty," and put children to work. He advocates allowing kids as young as nine to replace school janitors. Gingrich thinks this approach would not only teach good work ethic to children in poor communities, but also help them earn a wage for their families.

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Obama's economic recovery plan spurs debate

Monday, January 12, 2009

President-elect Obama's ambitious and optimistic recovery plan has both cheerleaders and critics. We're looking at the plan from both sides. The Takeaway talks to Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a Senior Fellow at The Hudson Institute and former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, and James Galbraith, professor and economist at the University of Texas, Austin and author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too, about their take on the economic stimulus plan.

"If Americans have the money in their pockets they can spend it faster than Uncle Sam, they can spend it right away, they can make better use of it."
— Diana Furchtgott-Roth on how to craft a better stimulus plan

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Evaluating the Response

Friday, September 19, 2008

NY Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-6th), a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, discusses Congress' response to the financial crisis. Then, David Leonhardt, economic columnist for the New York Times, and Diana Furchtgott-Roth, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, update the latest.

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Assured with Words

Friday, September 19, 2008

Yesterday, President Bush said he shared American’s concerns about the economy, and had big plans to ensure the country’s fiscal future. New York Times columnist David Leonhardt and Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor discuss the effectiveness of Washington’s prescription. And, your pictures ...