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David Gergen Says It's Time for New American Leadership
July 06, 2022
In honor of the July 4th holiday, this week on Facing the Future, we are once again running our recent program with David Gergen,  advisor to four US presidents (Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton), CNN political commentator, and professor at Harvard’s Kennedy school of Government where he was the founding director for the Center for Public Leadership.  In his new book Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made, Gergen essentially argues that it’s time for the Baby Boome
How Should We Fix Social Security?
June 30, 2022
This week on Facing the Future, we were joined by friend of the show Marc Goldwein, Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, to look at some possible ways to fix Social Security.  As discussed a few weeks ago on this program, this year’s report from the Trustees of the Social Security trust funds
The DC Economic Conundrum
June 22, 2022
This week on Facing the Future, I am reminded of the words of Willie Nelson:  “Turn out the lights, the party’s over….” After 15 years of extremely low interest rates following the financial collapse of 2008 and the great recession we now have the highest inflation in 40 years.  As the federal reserve institutes substantial interest rate hikes in order to blunt the rise in consumer prices, many economists are openly speculating that we may be heading into another recession.