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Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman

The Business Climate: Prospects for Growth (#215)

Guests: James W. Owens, former Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar, and current Senior Advisor to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Company; Greg Brenneman, Chairman of CCMP Capital Advisors and Executive Chairman of Quiznos Corporation; Floyd Kvamme, Partner Emeritus of Kleiner, Perkins Caufield and Byers venture capital firm and co-founder of National Semiconductor.

What if we cut corporate taxes, legislators committed to specific long-term tax rates so companies could better plan ahead and we made 4% economic growth per year a goal instead of settling for the anemic 2% we've had for the past few years? Jim Glassman and prominent business leaders discuss the current economic climate for corporations and what steps should be taken to improve short and long-term growth. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: From the producers of "Think Tank with Ben Wattenburg," Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman is a new half-hour weekly series on ideas and their consequences. Each edition of Ideas in Action presents a discussion of trends, conditions, and ideas behind the week's headlines. In the tradition of the long-running PBS series Think Tank, the program limits itself to one topic per half-hour edition in order to go deeper into a subject than the average TV show. Viewers engage with a diverse group of economists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists, demographers, and social philosophers, as well as authorities from many other disciplines.

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