Professors Jim Simeone, Ruth Ann Friedberg and Diego Mendez-Carbajo
This roundtable uses the claim-objection-rejoinder format to address the strengths and weaknesses of tax policy reforms now before the public. By modeling this liberal arts format, this discussion aims to help citizens understand the principles, values and tradeoffs at stake in our tax policy debate.
Professors Greg Shaw, Susan Swanlund and Tari Renner
This roundtable will set the social security issue in the context of public opinion, the strategies of the political parties, and recent changes in the Medicare program. The goal of this discussion is to help citizens understand the political and economic challenges that confront the efforts to reform social security.
Professors Frank Boyd, William Munro and Abigail Jahiel
This roundtable will set US trade policy in the context of evolving World Trade Organization rules, the impact of trade on developing nations and the challenge of open trade with China. The goal of this discussion is to help citizens understand the political, social and environmental dimensions of global trade reform.