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Young Leaders Circle Forum with Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Wednesday March 2012


Diana Furchtgott-Roth Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

On March 7, Manhattan Institute senior fellow Diana Furchtgott-Roth joined the Young Leaders Circle to discuss errors and inaccuracies in economic news reporting, and to explain MI’s news new project, Issues 2012.

A labor economist, Furchtgott-Roth was chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor from 2003 to 2005, and she served as chief of staff at President George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers from 2001 to 2002. She was deputy executive director of the Domestic Policy Council and associate director of the Office of Policy Planning in the White House under President George H. W. Bush from 1991 to 1993, and she was an economist on the staff of President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1986 to 1987.

Furchtgott-Roth is the author of several books and reports, including Regulating to Disaster: How Green Policy Will Destroy America’s Economy, coming out this August from Encounter Books. She is a prolific writer with a weekly column in RealClearMarkets and the Washington Examiner and a monthly paper in Tax Notes, and she appears regularly on TV and radio.

Suggested Readings:

How Obama’s Gender Policies Undermine America, (Encounter Books, 2010)
Overcoming Barriers to Entrepreneurship in the United States, (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008)
The Misleading Tale of Income Inequality, RealClearMarkets, 3-8-12
How Obamacare Increases Unemployment, Issues 2012, 3-6-12
Ask Unemployed How the Stimulus is Working, RealClearMarkets, 8-26-10
The 77% of Income Fallacy, RealClearMarkets, 11-11-10