Document Type

Lecture

Publication Date

9-8-2009

Abstract

In addition to “forming a more perfect union” and “justice” and “domestic tranquility,” we focused on three cores, or what we thought were the three core missions of the federal government at the time of founding: providing for a common defense, promoting the general welfare, and securing the blessings of liberty. And we tried to think across the institution, how do we marry up against that and against those three core objectives of government and how we assess and understand where the country and world is at any one time? How do we connect the local, the national, and the global, and how do we bring the economic and political dimensions of those spheres of focus together in a way? And so our first How We Are Doing Index tried to do that. And what we tried to do in this first index was benchmark the first six months of the Obama presidency against the five predecessors and how they were doing at six months into their presidency in each of these three spheres.

Keywords

Brookings Institution; Brookings Mountain West; Lincy Institute; University of Nevada; Las Vegas

Disciplines

Education | Urban Studies

Language

English

Comments

Audio/Video
File size: 573.9 megabytes

First attached file: Antholis transcript

Second attached file: Muro transcript

Third attached file: Lang transcript

Fourth attached file: 7 PowerPoint slides

Fifth attached file: 48 PowerPoint slides

Sixth attached file: Antholis biography

Seventh attached file: Muro biography

Eighth attached file: Lang biography

WAntholis_HowWe'reDoing_Transcript_09-08-2009.pdf (117 kB)
How we're doing: a composite index of global and national trends transcript, 7 pages

MMuro_MetropolitanLasVegas_Transcript_09-08-2009.pdf (139 kB)
Metropolitan Las Vegas: challenges, opportunities, and a vision, Mark Muro's transcript, 12 pages

RLang_MetropolitanLasVegas_Transcript_09-08-2009.pdf (175 kB)
Metropolitan Las Vegas: challenges, opportunities, and a vision Robert Lang's transcript, 16 pages

WAntholis_HowWe'reDoing_PPt_09-08-2009.pdf (436 kB)
How we're doing: a composite index of global and national trends PowerPoint presentation, 7 slides

MMuro_MetropolitanLasVegas_PPt_09-08-2009.pdf (2951 kB)
Metropolitan Las Vegas: challenges, opportunities, and a vision PowerPoint presentation, 48 slides

WAntholis_Biography.pdf (19 kB)
William Antholis biography

MMuro_Biography.pdf (23 kB)
Mark Muro biography

RLang_Biography.pdf (25 kB)
Robert Lang biography


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