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  • Sustaining Capitalism Podcast

    What are the biggest issues facing the American economy and how can they be solved? Join experts from the Committee for Economic Development for non-partisan, fact-based policy responses to pressing economic, educational, and social issues.  



20 Sep. 2019 | Comments (0)
Strengthening the American Workforce: Women in Computing and Technology Careers
Despite its importance to US economic competitiveness, women continue to be an underrepresented force in technology. Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), and Paula Stern, Founder and President of The Stern Group, discuss NCWIT’s efforts to “revolutionize the face of technology” by increasing girls' and women's participation throughout the tech ecosystem, from education to industry.

13 Sep. 2019 | Comments (0)
Smart Regulation: Financial Services
Hollis Hart is President (Retired), International Franchise Management of Citi and co-author of the book Smart Regulation: Changing Speed Bumps into Guardrails. The book explains how sound bipartisan policy can yield both faster economic growth and greater security for consumers. In this episode, CED host Joseph Minarik, also a co-author of the book, talked with Hart about the role of regulation in the financial industry, and how smart regulation can produce economic benefits from Main Street to

13 Sep. 2019 | Comments (0)
What is Smart Regulation and How to Achieve it
Michael Archbold is Chief Executive Officer (Retired) of GNC Holdings, Inc. and co-author of the book Smart Regulation: Changing Speed Bumps into Guardrails. The book explains how sound bipartisan policy can yield both faster economic growth and greater security for consumers. In this episode, CED host Joseph Minarik, also a co-author of the book, talked with Archbold about what smart regulation is and how to achieve it through bipartisan policies.

11 Jul. 2019 | Comments (0)
Educating the Whole Child
This new series features the Committee for Economic Development’s (CED) Business Champions for the Advancement of Early Childhood Education, where we speak with business leaders about the importance of early education and how they can play an essential role in boosting access to and quality of education programs. This episode presents Bernard Bailey, President of CED, talking with Kai-leé Berke, CEO of Teaching Strategies, about the approach of educating the whole child.

10 May. 2019 | Comments (0)
How Should Policymakers Think About Technological Change?
With technology rapidly changing the landscape for modern economic competition, policymakers will need to continually assess how government will shape and be shaped by these changes. Matthew Shapiro, founder of MacroTessera and a Senior Advisor at Oxford Analytica, joins Devin O’Connor to share insights on this critical issue.

08 Feb. 2019 | Comments (0)
Where does the US government get its money?
Part 4 of CED's Debt 101 series sheds light on the government's revenue system. Caroline Ferguson sits down with Joe Minarik to answer the question, "Where does the US government get its money?"

25 Jan. 2019 | Comments (0)
The Business and Economic Implications of a Government Shutdown
The recent government shutdown was the longest in history. CED's Mike Petro, Joe Minarik, and Devin O'Connor sit down to discuss the various business and economic implications – both expected and unexpected.

02 Nov. 2018 | Comments (0)
Debt 101: How Healthcare Contributes
One of the largest contributors to our debt problem is the cost of health care. In fact, health care is the single greatest cost to the American government—even larger than defense—and it is only going to get more expensive with time. Most young adults (ages 18-30) believe the federal government should be responsible for ensuring Americans have health insurance. But that belief doesn’t necessarily take into account how our complex health care system affects the national debt. What is it, exactly

28 Sep. 2018 | Comments (0)
How Can Boards & C-Suites Increase Gender Diversity?
In 2017, CED launched the Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership initiative, which seeks to encourage corporations to increase female representation in leadership positions. As part of the effort, CED is conducting a series of podcasts that focus on the experiences of women in leadership roles and practical steps both women and companies can take to advance women in corporate leadership.

14 Sep. 2018 | Comments (0)
Does America Have an Immigration Problem?
Countless people seem polarized on the topic of immigration. Joe Minarik, Senior Vice President at the Committee for Economic Development, and Lance Jackson, Senior Historian at TrueChat, join Justin T. Weller to break down this divisive issue.