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OLLI Lecture: Alice M. Rivlin, Saving American Democracy

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Spring Valley Building American University

4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Room A-101, First Floor

Washington, DC 20016

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If you listen to political rhetoric, you’d think Americans face a dismal economic future. Nonsense, says Alice Rivlin, an expert in monetary, fiscal, and health policy. Sure, there are challenges — an aging population, rapid technological change, global warming, increasing inequality — but America has the resources to lead the world in managing them. The biggest obstacle is our lost ability to work together across partisan and ideological divides.

Alice M. Rivlin is a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. She was the founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office, served as Chair of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority (generally called the Control Board), as Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the first Clinton Administration, and as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve. She is currently writing a book on how to restore civil discourse and bipartisan problem-solving to American political life.

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4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW

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Washington, DC 20016

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