This document is a lecture by R. Glenn Hubbard, Chairman of Council of Economic Advisers, entitled "An Agenda for Economic Security" as part of the Robert Weintraub Memorial Lecture at Baruch College on December 14, 2001. The lecture addressed the demands made on the American economy by the War on Terror and how to strengthen the economy in face of this. […] "the National Bureau of Economic Research recently made its official declaration that the United States is in recession. Although the NBER pointed to the events of September 11 as a key contributing factor, it dated the cyclical peak in March of 2001." Hubbard also discusses the agenda for the future, engineering faster growth, the steps for maintaining and improving growth, expanding the gains from trade, fueling growth through research, innovation, and improved technologies, tax reform, tort reform, supporting flexible markets, competition policies domestically and internationally, regulatory reform, market efficiency, displaced workers, efficiency in education, the progress of welfare reform, and improving health care.
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