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30 Issues: Private Money for Public Good

Friday, October 25, 2013

It's Housing and Urban Development Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Vicki Been, director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at NYU, and Steven Spinola, president of the Real Estate Board of New York, discuss to what extent the city government should rely on private money for public amenities like affordable housing, more parks, and open space.

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Opinion: Obama "You Didn't Build That" Comment Incites Class Warfare

Friday, July 20, 2012

Barack Obama was taking the world's most obvious shot at Mitt Romney for being successful and when it blew up in his face it became a case of being misquote or words taken out of context.

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Opinion: Without Government, the Private Sector Would Shrivel

Monday, June 11, 2012

There are huge chunks of the American economy that would also shrink and die off without public spending.

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Opinion: Obama Out of Touch on 'Private Sector Just Fine'

Monday, June 11, 2012

The economy isn't doing well and our president has shown deep enough concern for this fact that he... held a press conference and talked about it a lot.

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Boehner's Jobs Speech Looks to the Private Sector

Friday, September 16, 2011

House speaker John Boehner made his own speech about jobs yesterday, to the Economic Club of Washington. In his speech, Boehner said, "The president’s proposals are a poor substitute for the pro-growth policies that are needed to remove barriers to job creation in America ... the policies that are needed to put America back to work," and stressed the importance of the private sector in generating jobs.

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All About Pensions: Private Sector

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Robert Hiltonsmith, policy analyst at Demos, and author of their report The Failure of the 401(k)looks at the current state of private sector retirement plans and what alternatives there are to the 401(k) deferred savings plan.

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Public and Private Unions

Friday, February 25, 2011

E.J. McMahon senior fellow for Tax and Budgetary Studies at the Manhattan Institute and director of the Empire Center for New York State Policy, and Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, discuss the public perception of public unions, and if they should be held in equal standing with private unions.

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All for One? The Relationship of Public and Private Unions

Friday, February 25, 2011

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Unions represent workers, and there are upsides and downsides to that.

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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What Does the Future Hold for U.S. Labor?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Some people say that if Governor Walker gets his legislation through that would weaken public sector unions, it's inevitbale that the Republicans will also take some steps to weaken private sector unions.

Steven Greenhouse, New York Times labor and workplace correspondent, on the Brian Lehrer Show.

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Helping Cuomo Lay the Groundwork

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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The way to think about it is that construction workers pay taxes, public employee unions are paid through taxes, and that's a fundamental divide that I think is going to cause great angst to the labor movement as we go forward over the next couple years.

- Greg David, director of the business and economics program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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