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Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Thomas P. DiNapoli

Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Thomas P. DiNapoli

With a budget shortfall of $12.5 billion projected for 2009-10, New York’s state government faces its most significant fiscal crisis in decades. However, this is not just another cyclical downturn. What’s left of Wall Street will be significantly leaner, less profitable, and more heavily regulated than the securities industry whose explosive growth fueled the expansion [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Where the Bucks Are

Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Where the Bucks Are

With a budget shortfall of $12.5 billion projected for 2009-10, New York’s state government faces its most significant fiscal crisis in decades. However, this is not just another cyclical downturn. What’s left of Wall Street will be significantly leaner, less profitable, and more heavily regulated than the securities industry whose explosive growth fueled the expansion [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Meeting the Medicaid Challenge

Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Meeting the Medicaid Challenge

With a budget shortfall of $12.5 billion projected for 2009-10, New York’s state government faces its most significant fiscal crisis in decades. However, this is not just another cyclical downturn. What’s left of Wall Street will be significantly leaner, less profitable, and more heavily regulated than the securities industry whose explosive growth fueled the expansion [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Earthquake on Wall Street

Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Earthquake on Wall Street

With a budget shortfall of $12.5 billion projected for 2009-10, New York’s state government faces its most significant fiscal crisis in decades. However, this is not just another cyclical downturn. What’s left of Wall Street will be significantly leaner, less profitable, and more heavily regulated than the securities industry whose explosive growth fueled the expansion [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments: 0
President George W. Bush on the Current Economic Climate

President George W. Bush on the Current Economic Climate

President George W. Bush addresses the Manhattan Institute, discussing the current economic climate and the upcoming G20 Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy. He touches on our global interdependence, the causes of the current economic climate, and the steps that have been taken so far in order to prevent an economic meltdown. He [...]

Posted: Nov 14th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Grading New York City’s Schools

Grading New York City’s Schools

Isn’t receiving a grade of an F bad thing? In 2006 New York City–the largest school district in the United States–adopted a progress report system grading city schools from A to F. This program remains controversial. Hear opinions from Marcus Winters, Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute; Jonah Rockoff, Faculty Research Fellow at the National [...]

Posted: Nov 11th, 2008 | Comments: 2
The Case for a National Electric Grid

The Case for a National Electric Grid

Electricity, not oil, is the heart of the U.S. energy economy. Power plants consume as much raw energy as oil supplies to all cars, trucks, planes, homes, factories, offices, and chemical plants, and deliver much more useful power because they process the fuel much more efficiently. Hear remarks from Howard Husock, Vice President of Policy [...]

Posted: Oct 14th, 2008 | Comments: 0
The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Panel Discussion

The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Panel Discussion

We in the United States have had increasing difficulty maintaining our existing infrastructure and building vital new projects. How can we close this infrastructure gap? Infrastructure—whether in the form of roads, bridges, tunnels, passenger rail, pipelines or power lines—is critical to sustained economic growth and quality of life. We explore the possible roles of private [...]

Posted: Oct 8th, 2008 | Comments: 1
The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Opening Remarks

The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Opening Remarks

We in the United States have had increasing difficulty maintaining our existing infrastructure and building vital new projects. How can we close this infrastructure gap? Infrastructure—whether in the form of roads, bridges, tunnels, passenger rail, pipelines or power lines—is critical to sustained economic growth and quality of life. We explore the possible roles of private [...]

Posted: Oct 2nd, 2008 | Comments: 4
The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Keynote Address

The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Keynote Address

We in the United States have had increasing difficulty maintaining our existing infrastructure and building vital new projects. How can we close this infrastructure gap? Infrastructure—whether in the form of roads, bridges, tunnels, passenger rail, pipelines or power lines—is critical to sustained economic growth and quality of life. We explore the possible roles of private [...]

Posted: Oct 2nd, 2008 | Comments: 0
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