Issues Regarding the Long-Term Outlook for the US Economy
Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary, US Department of the Treasury
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Chrystia Freeland is editor of Thomson Reuters Digital. In this role, which she was promoted to in April, Freeland has editorial control of the company’s consumer online, mobile, and digital properties including Reuters.com and its global suite of websites, as well as the flagship NewsPro mobile news applications. Freeland joined the company as Reuters’s global editor-at-large in 2010. Previously, Freeland served as US managing editor of the Financial Times, where she led the editorial development of the paper’s US edition and of US news on FT.com. During this time,the US print edition became the single largest edition of the newspaper. From 1999 to 2001, Freeland served as deputy editor of The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. Freeland authored Sale of a Century, an account of Russia’s journey from communism to capitalism. She won the Business Journalist of the Year Award in 2004.
Robert E. Rubin
Robert Rubin is co-chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations and a counselor at Centerview Partners. From 1999 to 2009, Rubin served as a member of the board of directors and senior advisor at Citigroup.
In 2005, he was one of the founders of The Hamilton Project, an economic policy project housed at the Brookings Institution. In 1995, Rubin was appointed as the 70th secretary of the treasury. Rubin joined the Clinton administration in 1993 as assistant to the president for economic policy and as director of the newly created National Economic Council.
Rubin is the author of the best-selling book In An Uncertain World. He is a member of the Harvard Corporation, on the board of trustees of Mount Sinai Medical Center, and chairman of the board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, which is the nation's leading community development support organization with 38 offices nationwide.
Robert Rubin, Secretary of Treasury under the Clinton Administration, argues "we're not having the debate we need" with regard to the debt limit impasse in Washington. He also criticizes the media for spreading misinformation about Obama's deficit reduction plan.