The Great Jobs Debate
Bruce Katz and James S. Rubin

Supercharge the Export Potential of Our Major Cities

The government should set a strong national platform for exports, starting with the ratification of free trade agreements with Korea, Panama and Colombia.

Frederick Hess

Overhaul Career and Technical Education

Without high-quality retraining, workers get stuck in dying industries, where their skills, networks and work habits erode

Eric Spiegel

Make Permanent the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit

Investments in innovation are, by definition, long-term, so a tax credit to encourage innovation needs to have long-term security, too

Matthew Yglesias

Aim For Higher Inflation

The Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee should announce a plan to target inflation at 3 or 4 percent

Carl Schramm

Roll Out the Welcome Mat for Entrepreneurs

America should fight to keep our entrepreneurs, whether or not they were born here

Twitter's Take on #atlanticjobs

Panelists

  • Michelle A. Rhee Former chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools system, and founder and CEO of StudentsFirst
  • Steve Case Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, co-founder of America Online, and chairman of The Case Foundation
  • Julián Castro Mayor of San Antonio
  • Eric Spiegel President and chief executive officer of Siemens Corporation and CEO of the U.S. Region
  • Paul Kedrosky Contributing editor for Bloomberg, editor of the popular financial blog Infectious Greed
  • Carl Schramm President and chief executive officer of the Kauffman Foundation
  • Mary Kay Henry International president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • Matthew Yglesias Senior editor at the Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Bruce Katz Vice president at the Brookings Institution and founding director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program
  • Gerald Chertavian Founder & CEO of Year Up, a training program for urban young adults
  • Jody Lewen Founder and executive director of the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison
  • Clive Crook Senior editor of The Atlantic, a columnist for National Journal, and a commentator for the Financial Times
  • Frederick Hess Resident scholar and director of Education Policy Studies
  • Megan McArdle Senior editor at The Atlantic who writes about business and economics
  • Darrell M. West Vice president of governance studies and director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution
  • Ryan Avent The Economist's economics correspondent and the primary contributor to Free Exchange, an economics blog
  • Martin Neil Baily Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers for the Clinton administration from 1999 to 2001
  • Dana Goldstein Education journalist based in Brooklyn, Puffin Fellow at The Nation Institute, and Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation
  • Ross DeVol Executive director of economic research at the Milken Institute
  • Reihan Salam Reihan Salam is a policy advisor at Economics 21, a columnist for The Daily, and a blogger for National Review Online
  • Michael Fleischer President of Bogen Communications in Ramsey, New Jersey
  • Peter Wallison Member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and codirector of financial policy program at the American Enterprise Institute
  • Richard Florida Senior editor at The Atlantic and director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto
  • Carl Camden President and chief executive officer of Kelly Services, Inc., a world leader in workforce solutions
  • Mike Haynie Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School of Management and executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University