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The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series Featuring David Leonhardt

The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature David Leonhardt, The New York Times Washington bureau chief, discussing his new e-book “Here’s the Deal” (New York Times and Byliner). David Wessel, Wall Street Journal economics editor, will moderate.

About Here’’s The Deal:
Here’’s The Deal explains lucidly and with calm authority the mess we are in— and how we can get ourselves out of it. As the Obama administration settles into its second term, and a Republican Congress grapples with what it hopes to accomplish in the next two years, Leonhardt draws on a deep understanding of the issues and the newest data, as he ranges across topics from education to Social Security, from our “investment-deficit” disorder to our wasteful medical system. What he offers is a radically sensible plan, one that Washington would do well to heed if it wants to close our deficit, shift spending to investing— especially in the young and innovative —and get us back to growth. (

About the Author:
David Leonhardt is the Washington bureau chief of The New York Times. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2011 for his columns on the economy and the Gerald R. Loeb award for his 2009 New York Times Magazine story on “Obamanomics.” A New York native, he studied applied mathematics at Yale.

About the Moderator:
David Wessel is the economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and writes the Capital column, a weekly look at the forces shaping living standards around the world. David has shared two Pulitzer Prizes, one for Boston Globe stories in 1983 on the persistence of racism in Boston and the other for stories in The Wall Street Journal in 2002 on corporate wrongdoing. He appears frequently on National Public Radio and is a regular on PBS’s Washington Week with Gwen Ifill.

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Event information
Mon Mar 11, 2013
12:00pm - 1:30pm GMT+0000
Washington, DC, United States