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Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman

Meg Whitman On Boosting The American Economy (#220)

Guests: Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay, and current strategic advisor to venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers; Kevin A. Hassett, Senior Fellow and Director of Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute.

An in-depth interview with Meg Whitman, former head of e-Bay and former gubernatorial candidate in California, on ways to strengthen the American economy. This interview stems from the 4% Economic Growth Conference held at the George W. Bush Institute in the spring of 2011. The interview is supplemented by a discussion on the effect of taxation on growth with Kevin Hassett, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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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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