The “Great Recession” has prompted professors, policymakers, and pundits to take positions on the health of the U.S. economy and the cause of the crisis. Some experts believe that we are on a road to recovery, but a major question remains to be resolved: debt. While many have focused on the negative effects of our national debt, evidence shows that private debt—held by consumers and private businesses alike—may undermine our economy to an even greater degree.
With keynote speaker Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, The Atlantic's Second Annual Economy Summit examined topics like the declining value of the dollar, the merits of deleveraging the U.S. economy through targeted policies, the possibility of new “bubbles” forming in healthcare, education, and other industries, and the road to recovery.
For its ninth year, the Washington Ideas Forum will convene the nation's leaders, from politics and government to business and culture for two days of idea sharing and thought provoking conversation.
Cracking the Code: The Next Generation of Women in STEM
In this Atlantic summit, we will bring together the leading educators, thought leaders, students and creators re-thinking from the ground up what it means to raise and become a woman in STEM.
At What Cost?
An Atlantic Forum on Prescription Drugs
The Atlantic will convene top health policy thinkers and practitioners to explore how to foster drug innovation while controlling cost with new approaches like value-based programs on the horizon.