The symposium discussed and offered recommendations for the economic redevelopment of America, including energy, the overwhelming challenge of climate change, and the mechanics of fiscal policy. Governor Edward Rendell of Pennsylvania presented a keynote address, which lead into a discussion of issues that ranged from budgeting for jobs and investments, to how to plan and pay for the country's needed renovations. Panels offered actionable plans to deal with energy and climate change in light of the current financial situation. The ultimate goal of this conference was to offer suggestions that would allow the United States to begin reconstruction and economic growth in a sustainable way. Featured experts included: James K. Galbraith, Richard Kaufman, Linda Bilmes, Kate Gordon, and many others.
Jobs, Investment and Energy is hosted by Economists for Peace and Security; Bernard Schwartz; the New America Foundation; and the World Trade Center Washington DC.
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