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Glenn Hubbard & Alice Rivlin on Economic Solutions23:39

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Conservative economist Glenn Hubbard and former Clinton budget director Alice Rivlin talk taxes, deficit, housing, more.

An anti-eviction protest at a home in Menlo Park, Calif, Sept. 2010. (AP)
An anti-eviction protest at a home in Menlo Park, Calif, Sept. 2010. (AP)

Economist and Republican Glenn Hubbard was the chief architect of the Bush tax cuts now at the heart of debate in Washington.  conomist and Democrat Alice Rivlin was at the heart of Clinton-era economic policy, when the U.S. budget was put on a path to surplus.

Now, they’re both talking about looming crisis for the U.S. economy, and finding common ground to save the U.S. economy.

Is there enough common ground there? Enough to avoid gridlock, find a course, and get our act together? 
-Tom Ashbrook

Glenn Hubbard, Dean of the Columbia Business School. He was the chair of President George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisors. His new book, with Peter Navarro, is "Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity." You can read an excerpt.

Alice Rivlin, senior fellow for economic studies at The Brookings Institution. She was the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget under President Clinton, and served as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors.

This program aired on November 18, 2010.

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