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In No Way Out: Persistent Government Interventions in the Great Contraction, editor Vincent R. Reinhart brings together an array of professional and academic authors to generate a narrative of the 2007–08 financial crisis, its causes, and likely recurrences.
Historic experience suggests that bad economic times all too often spawn beggar-my-neighbor policies. Sadly, the global economy is already facing difficult economic times. And there is every reason to expect that those bad economic times will get materially worse in the years that lie immediately ahead.
When the G8 major economies convened at Camp David last weekend, the continuing crisis of the euro, common currency of 17 European Union (EU) members, dominated the economic discussions. The agonies of Greece, badly divided in recent parliamentary elections, and forced to vote again on 17 June, were at the forefront.
As the controversy over climate policy has grown, it has been said that greenhouse gas (GHG) control is too hard but solar radiation management (SRM) is too easy. Join AEI for a discussion of the potential economic benefits, as well as the risks of SRM with Lee Lane, J. Eric Bickel and Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling. A reception will follow.
At this event, panelists will address pension reform challenges by presenting the results of three research papers commissioned by AEI through a generous grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation.
Mark Warshawsky, a well-known expert in retirement finance and a newly appointed commissioner, will explain the implications of a publicly funded long-term care insurance program. Then a panel will debate whether another government program the best way to ensure that families can afford to provide the necessary services for their aging loved ones.