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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Alice Rivlin is "Profoundly Worried" about the Policy Process

Former Federal Reserve Board vice chair Alice Rivlin is worried that the government policy process is broken and will be unable to meet the challenges to come:

Former Fed Board vice chair: U.S. politics too polarized, by Peter Stevenson, Indiana Daily Student: A polarization of issues has caused inefficiency in American public policy, said a former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. ... "I am profoundly worried, even frightened, that our policy process will prove unequal to the task ahead," Rivlin said. "America appears polarized into non-communicating blocks that make us increasingly unable to engage in civil discourse" about important issues the government has to consider. Rivlin ... said ... the two major parties are not actually that far apart in ideology. She believes if politicians could get past the partisanship that is so prevalent in Washington, a lot more could be accomplished on major issues. ...

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