Debt 101: How Healthcare Contributes
November 2nd, 2018
The national debt is growing by the minute, but why is it out of control? Debt 101 is a mini-series featuring a policy expert and a millennial …
Should Boards & C-Suites Increase Gender Diversity?
September 28th, 2018
What has to be done to increase gender diversity in corporate America and can it benefit the bottom line? Janice Ellig, CEO of the Ellig Group, joins Mike Petro to examine what can and can't work to increase the number …
Does America Have an Immigration Problem?
September 14th, 2018
Countless people seem polarized on the topic of immigration. Joe Minarik,
Senior Vice President at the CED, and Lance Jackson, Senior Historian at …
How Vital Is the Space Industry to Your Life?
August 24th, 2018
A trained astronaut, Barbara Barrett, joins Steve Odland to discuss the importance of aerospace to the American economy and the world. What's next for this industry?
Taking The Cronyism Out Of Capitalism
July 27th, 2018
Steve Odland, CEO of The Committee For Economic Development, is joined by Bernard Bailey to discuss the adverse effects of crony capitalism and what we, as a nation, must do to combat them.
How to Help Skilled Workers Reenter the Workforce
July 6th, 2018
What needs to be done to improve the workforce? One place to start is with getting skilled workers back into the labor market. Monica Herk, Vice President of Education Research helps explain the issue.
Why Should You Care About the National Debt?
June 8th, 2018
Is the national debt something that will affect you? Joel Myers, President and Chairman of the Board of AccuWeather, joins Joe Minarik to share his insight on this critical issue.
One Way to Fix Early Childhood Education
May 25th, 2018
Early learning is critical to the United States economy and Louisiana has addressed the challenges of education in a unique way. What can you do to make a difference in your state?
How Does the National Debt Affect You?
May 11th, 2018
The national debt is rapidly increasing, but what does that mean for you? Joe Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at the …
Why Are Apprenticeships Back in Business?
April 20th, 2018
Education is changing and apprenticeships could be an essential part of our future workforce. Mike Petters, CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, …
Why Are High School Grads Unprepared to Enter the Workforce?
April 6th, 2018
What are employers looking for in High School graduates? Chris Gabrieli, Chairman of the Board of Higher Education for Massachusettes, joins Cindy …
How to Increase Gender Diversity in Your Company
March 30th, 2018
Advancing women in business is essential, but how do you do it? Nicole Blythe at Grant Thornton explains their process to Mike Petro.
Why Do we Need Gender Diversity in Business?
March 9th, 2018
What does the Korn Ferry Institute's recent report tell us about women in the workplace? Evelyn Orr, Vice President & COO of Korn Ferry, shares her insight and personal experience.
Are Charter Schools Valuable?
February 23rd, 2018
Can charter schools be successful or should they be done away with? Monica Herk, Vice President of Education Research, joins Mike Petro to explore …
The 21st Century CEO
February 9th, 2018
What does it take to be a CEO in the modern world? Ron Marshall, CEO of Claire's, joins Joe Minarik to provide an inside look at today's corporations.
What Can We Learn From West Virginia Forward?
January 26th, 2018
Gordon Gee, President of West Virginia University, talks with Joe Minarik about the West Virginia Forward program and how it could be used elsewhere.
Is Immigration Important for the United States?
January 12th, 2018
Does immigration hurt the United States or benefits it? The Chairman of the
Strategic Investment Group, Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, joins Joe Minarik to
discuss the issue.
What's Next for the Economy in 2018?
December 22nd, 2017
Joe Minarik is joined by Mike Monahan, the COO of Pitney Bowes, to discuss the 2018 economic outlook. Will the economy keep up its rapid growth?
What to Expect From Policy in 2018
December 8th, 2017
What will happen to health care, taxes, and immigration? Bob Walker, Executive Chairman of Wexler Walker and former congressman, joins Mike Petro to …
How Can We Strengthen the Higher Education Act?
November 13th, 2017
With all of the noise in Congress, it might be easy to forget about the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Why is the HEA essential to Americans and how can we strengthen it?
Where is America in the Battle Against Poverty?
October 24th, 2017
It seems that America has made a lot of progress in the battle against poverty. Is this true and what more can we do to address the problem?
How Does Government Regulation Impact the Economy?
October 13th, 2017
Are businesses negatively or positively impacted by government regulation? Joe Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, joins Steve …
What Makes Healthcare Expensive?
October 6th, 2017
How can we lower the cost of healthcare in America? Joe Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, joins Mike Petro to answer this question and more.
Does Free Trade Help or Hurt Americans?
September 21st, 2017
Mike Petro is joined by Joe Minarik, Senior Vice President & Director of Research, to discuss the positives and negatives of free trade for the United States.
How was Campaign Finance Affected after Citizens United?
July 25th, 2017
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission created new paths for campaign finance. What has changed? Tony Corrado joins Mike Petro to discuss CED's detailed report.
What's Next for the Aerospace Industry?
June 30th, 2017
A trained astronaut, Barbara Barrett, joins Steve Odland to discuss the importance of aerospace to the American economy and the world. How vital is the space industry to your life?
Why Immigration Packs an Economic Punch
June 16th, 2017
How can America use immigrants to fill jobs with high shortages? Diane Lim, the principal economist at The Conference Board, joins Mike Petro to discuss immigration reform.
Dan Rose's Impact on Education
May 30th, 2017
Making Capitalism Sustainable pays tribute to one of the longest standing members of CED, Dan Rose. He shares his insight into education research and other important topics.
A Better Path for Higher Education
May 19th, 2017
Scott Pulsipher, President of Western Governors University, joins Monica Herk to discuss the state of higher education in the United States. How can …
Educating the Masses For Years to Come
May 5th, 2017
Today job markets need problem solvers, not stagnant workers. Joe Minarik brings in Carl Camden to discuss the future of higher education and how …
The State & Direction of the Digital Transformation
April 21st, 2017
Is the fourth industrial revolution going to affect your job? How can you prepare for the coming changes to the workplace? Joe Minarik is joined by …
How Can We Solve the National Debt?
April 7th, 2017
With one of the most understated problems in Washington, other voices are essential in order to establish its importance. Pete Selleck, CEO & President of Michelin, joins Joe Minarik to discuss how Michelin has …
What to Expect on Infrastructure
March 31st, 2017
Rick Geddes, Professor at Cornell University, sits down with Steve Odland to discuss the various issues surrounding infrastructure. What has the new administration promised, what can you expect, and how will it affect …
The National Debt: 5 Crises That Could Occur
March 17th, 2017
Michael Petro and Joe Minarik discuss five crises that could occur from leaving the national debt on the backburner. What are the consequences of …
What Really Is the Border Adjustment Tax?
March 11th, 2017
Congress has floated the idea of the U.S. having a border adjustment tax. What is it and what would it mean for you? Mike Petro and Joe Minarik take …
How Can America's Tax Code Become Competitive?
January 6th, 2017
Taxes, as one of the only sure things in life, is also very important to the new administration as they take office. CED answers some of the biggest questions like what will be their biggest challenge and can a long …
Does Dodd Frank Still Work?
December 30th, 2016
Mike Petro brings on Joe Minarik to discuss regulations in our government like Dodd Frank, if these regulations still work, and what the government …
What to Expect on Trade in Trumps First 100 Days
December 16th, 2016
What role will global trade play in the new administration's first 100 days? Joe Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at CED, …
What Will Happen With Health Care Reform?
December 9th, 2016
What role will health care reform play in the new administration's first 100 days? Joe Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at …
What's the Future of Higher Education?
November 17th, 2016
Dr. Bob Mendenhall, former president of Western Governors University, join Monica Herk to discuss the future of higher education and how WGU is making it a reality.
How to Revive Bipartisanship
November 4th, 2016
Former Representatives Bob Walker (Republican) and Ron Klien (Democrat) join Steve Odland to discuss reviving bipartisanship and problem-solving in …
Why is Free Trade Essential?
October 28th, 2016
Barbra Franklin, former United States Secretary of Commerce, joins Steve Odland to explain why free trade is a critical component of the US economy and the world.
Why Use Evidence to Make Policy?
October 21st, 2016
Dr. Bob Hahn, Director of Economics at the Smith School at the University of Oxford, joins Steve Odland, CEO of the Committee for Economic …
How Corporations Address America's Biggest Challenges
October 14th, 2016
What is the role of modern corporations? Join your host Steve Odland, CEO of the Committee for Economic Development, and Joe Kasputys, former CEO of …
Why is STEM Education All the Rage?
October 7th, 2016
How can we improve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs to provide better economic potential? Join Monica Herk from CED and host …
What Is Campaign Finance Doing to our Elections?
October 3rd, 2016
Elections come down to money raised more times than not, but how should we deal with what people and businesses can give to candidates? Tony Corrada …
Why Today’s Hiring System Falls Short – for Workers AND Companies
September 23rd, 2016
Monica Herk lays out the shortfalls of the conventional hiring system and a new competency-based plan to better align companies and candidates.
Immigration: Setting the Record Straight
September 16th, 2016
Join Monica Herk and Diane Lim as they discuss the truth about what
immigration does and does not do for America's jobs, unemployment rate and
Economic Inequality: 2016’s Lightning Rod
September 9th, 2016
David Langstaff, President of Argotyche, joins CED in studio to discuss one of the most polarizing issues facing the country: economic inequality. …
Labor Day Lowdown On the August Jobs Report
September 2nd, 2016
Monica Herk, Vice President of Education Research, talks with Diane Lim about the August Jobs report that released this morning, and where it shows the state of the United State's employment economics
Taking The Cronyism Out Of Capitalism
August 26th, 2016
Your host, the CEO of The Committee For Economic Development, Steve Odland, is joined by Bernard Bailey to discuss the negative effects of crony capitalism and what we, as a nation, must do to combat them.
What did Citizens United Really Do to America's Election Spending?
August 19th, 2016
Mike Petro brings in Tony Corrado to discuss how the Citizens United ruling in 2010 has affected elections in 2012 and beyond to open up a larger …
The Overlooked Elections this November
August 12th, 2016
In over 30 states, citizens this November won’t just vote for who should helm the Oval Office. They’ll also cast their ballots for state and local …
Why Gender-Diverse Boards Make America More Competitive
August 5th, 2016
Today women earn more degrees than men and comprise half the workforce, yet they hold only one in five Fortune 1000 board seats. As business leader …
The Path Forward for Health Care Reform
July 29th, 2016
Nearly every year, health care costs take a bigger and bigger bite out of Americans’ wallets. As economist Joe Minarik details, its high price tag …
How Do We Address America's Mountain of Debt?
July 22nd, 2016
Today, the national debt clocks in at nearly $14 trillion. Left unaddressed, it will spare no one, harming the American Dream for the young while weakening retirement programs for the elderly. As a former Chief …
Understanding Your Paystub's Relationship to Uncle Sam
July 15th, 2016
Which government programs are your paycheck’s withholdings going toward? CED’s Diane Lim sits down with host Mike Petro to discuss the past, present …
Why Early Childhood Education Packs an Economic Punch
July 8th, 2016
Larry Jensen, President & CEO of real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors, weighs in on the myriad economic benefits of early education, for both kids and society at large. He also discusses the …
What Challenges Face America’s CEOs?
July 1st, 2016
Committee for Economic Development CEO Steve Odland sits down with host Mike Petro to weigh in on the life of the modern CEO. As former CEO of Office Depot and Autozone, he brings a wealth of experience to the topic. …
How is CED Making Capitalism Sustainable
June 24th, 2016
On the premiere of Making Capitalism Sustainable, former Brookings Institution President Bruce MacLaury takes listeners on an introductory tour of the Committee for Economic Development. Bruce discusses CED’s founding, …