Another Deficit Panel at the Milken Conference

A few hours after attending the “Attention Deficit” panel at the Milken Global Conference, I spoke on a panel about another deficit you may have heard about: “The Federal Deficit: What Options Are Really on the Table?”
My fellow panelists were:

Charles Blahous, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Peter Passell, Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Editor, The Milken Institute Review (pinch-hitting for budget guru Alice Rivlin, whose flight from Washington didn’t cooperate)

Andy Stern, Senior Fellow, Georgetown Public Policy Institute; former President, SEIU

Moderator, Jim McCaughan, CEO, Principal Global Investors

Here’s a link to video of our panel; a bit more than an hour.

The Attention Deficit Society

One highlight of the Milken Global Conference was an excellent panel discussion of how new communication technologies are changing the way that people think and interact.

Moderated by the amusing Dennis Kneale of Fox Business, the panelists were:

Nicholas Carr, Author, “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains”

Cathy Davidson, Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Duke University

Clifford Nass, Thomas M. Storke Professor, Stanford University

Sherry Turkle, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, MIT

I am proud to say that I sat through the entire panel without checking my iPhone or iPad. But it was a struggle.

The full panel is a bit more than an hour. If you are short on time, you may still enjoy the first few minutes of movie clips illustrating some perils of modern technology. Here’s the link again.