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New York Times: How to Get Americans to Love Capitalism Again

Originally published in New York Times. American capitalism is at a serious inflection point. Many Americans, including the two of us, are alarmed by enormous levels of inequality and by declining economic mobility. We are concerned that in many cases American markets are no longer the most competitive in the world. And, we worry that […]

Fiscal Policy With High Debt and Low Interest Rates

Overview: The U.S. budget trajectory is in uncharted territory. The country faces a structural deficit, accrued the largest increase in debt on record during the current economic recovery, and is expected to surpass its WWII-era debt-to-GDP record of 106 percent within the next 30 years. Gale argues that although historically low interest rates reduce the […]

The Economics of Medicare for All

Overview: Policymakers and political candidates are expressing renewed interest in expanding the role of government in increasing access to and affordability of health care for all Americans. The most prominent proposal, Medicare For All, is supported in some form and under varying definitions by the majority of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, and would create a […]

Economic Strategy Group Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic and Economic Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is at once threatening American lives, the sustainability of our nation’s health care system, and our economic prosperity. Our paramount concern at this moment should be to slow the spread of this virus and equip our health care system to effectively respond. Saving lives and saving the economy are not in conflict right now; […]

The Need to Expand Economic Opportunity

  The pursuit of economic opportunity for all Americans is as important to the health of the country’s economy as it is to the strength of its democracy. The promise that hard work and determination will yield economic success is a central American ideal, but it has been called into question as secular economic forces […]

William Spriggs

WILLIAM SPRIGGS is a professor in, and former chair of, the Department of Economics at Howard University and serves as chief economist to the AFL-CIO. In his role with the AFL-CIO he chairs the Economic Policy Working Group for the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD and serves on the board of the National […]

Danielle C. Gray

DANIELLE C. GRAY is senior vice president, chief legal officer, and corporate secretary for Blue Cross and BlueShield of North Carolina. She was formerly a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where she advised health-care companies, financial services institutions, universities, and other clients on litigation, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions. Gray also served in […]

Robert Rubin

ROBERT E. RUBIN served as United States Treasury secretary from 1995 to 1999 under President Bill Clinton. He began his career in finance at Goldman, Sachs & Company and ultimately served as co-chairman. Rubin joined the Clinton administration in 1993 as the first director of the White House National Economic Council. He served as a […]

Mary Barra

MARY BARRA Mary Barra is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Company. She was elected Chairman of the GM Board of Directors on January 4, 2016, and has served as CEO of GM since January 15, 2014. Under Barra’s leadership, GM envisions a world with zero crashes, to save lives; zero emissions, so […]

Jeffrey Zients

JEFFREY ZIENTS is chief executive officer of The Cranemere Group Limited, a diversified holding company. Prior to Cranemere, Zients served in the Obama administration as director of the National Economic Council, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, and was responsible for spearheading the technology turnaround of healthcare.gov. Before serving in government, Zients […]