U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed Climate One at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on Friday, October 15, 2010. Here's the video:
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's visit to a Climate One program of The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco last Friday is presented in photos in the slideshow below. Photos by Ed Ritger and Sonya Abrams.
Stay tuned to this blog, as well as The Commonwealth Club's radio, podcast, television and online video networks. We'll be uploading audio, video, and still photos from this event in the near future.
They spent most of the two segments on the program discussing Rice's childhood and family, which is the subject of her book.
Bay Area residents will get their opportunity to see Rice themselves on October 18, when she makes a noontime appearance at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.
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[T]he cost of the TARP, which succeeded in reducing the overall economic damage, will be considerably lower than once feared. In fact, the direct budget cost of the program and our full investment in the insurer AIG is likely to come in well under $50 billion -- $300 billion less than estimated by the Congressional Budget Office last year. And taxpayers are likely to receive an impressive return (totaling tens of billions) on the investments made under the TARP outside the housing market.In the article, Geithner addresses other concerns of critiques, such as that TARP helped Wall Street and not Main Street, that it led to greater presidential control over the economy, and other claims.
Even looking beyond the TARP to the losses associated with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's pre-crisis mistakes, the direct costs of the government's overall rescue strategy are likely to be less than 1 percent of GDP. By comparison, the much less severe savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s cost 2 1/2 times that as a share of our economy.
Read his entire article here.
Bring your own questions for the Treasury secretary when you see Timothy Geithner live at The Commonwealth Club of California this Monday, October 18, in Palo Alto for a 1:00 p.m. program. Details and ticket information are now available.
Generation Me, Generation Y, Generation Q, iGeneration, Echo Boomers, Millenials, etc…
If you were born between the years 1980 and 2000, you belong to a generation that has been very difficult to define.
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has labeled this generation Generation Q, the “Quiet Americans.” Friedman argued that while students are increasingly engaged in service programs like Teach For America, they are not getting loud about our current crises.
“America needs a jolt of the idealism, activism and outrage (it must be in there) of Generation Q. That’s what twentysomethings are for — to light a fire under the country. But they can’t e-mail it in, and an online petition or a mouse click for carbon neutrality won’t cut it,” wrote Friedman in his weekly column.
Author of the book Generation Me, Jean M. Twenge wrote that the “Generation Me” label is not to say this is a selfish generation, but instead that their upbringings encouraged high self-esteem.
“Generation Me has never known a world that put duty before self and believes that the needs of the individual should come first,” wrote Twenge.
Conversely, others have labeled this the Civic Generation. Michael Hais, co-author of Millennial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube, and the Future of American Politics said, "Other generations were reared to be more individualistic. This civic generation has a willingness to put aside some of their own personal advancement to improve society.”
There have been passionate debates about the overarching characteristics of this generation that was born with the Internet. These charges of apathetic and self-promoting are surely characteristic of some young people of this era; however there seems to be no single way to define my diverse generation.
One thing is for certain though, The Commonwealth Club is a huge resource for those who are a part of Generation Know: the portion of this complex generation that wants to learn and be involved in the world around them.
Unfortunately, many younger people in the Bay Area who are a part of Generation Know just don’t know about these fascinating speakers or realize how accessible they really are for students. Most programs, even high profile speaking events such as Hillary Clinton, are very cheap for students to attend. Almost all Club programs are $7 for students. Hillary Clinton’s sold-out event is $10 for students, $25 for Club members, and $50 for non-members.
There are all kinds of Commonwealth programs that are of interest to students.
Hosting speakers on the environment, politics, art, food, writing, photography, playwriting, the Internet, business, journalism, health, economy, race, psychology, international relations and history, The Club most likely is hosting someone who is interesting to college students, and maybe even someone that many students aspire to be some day.
Though some people argue that young adults are only looking for entertainment value, others argue that all you need to do is talk about something that young adults care about to grab their attention. The Daily Show host Jon Stewart said that getting younger people to engage in mainstream news shows is “not a question of a host being too old or too young, or the material having a driving soundtrack; it’s putting out material that they come to.”
Some examples of “material” for young adults are the upcoming Club programs featuring the founders of Twitter, Marijuana Economics (Prop. 19), the founder of The Darwin Awards, and Condoleezza Rice.
The Club provides the material that students and young professionals are looking for. Generation Know, come and get it.
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