Newt Gingrich and Larry Summers to Debate Trump Economic Policies in Chicago

Newt Gingrich and Larry Summers to Debate Trump Economic Policies in Chicago

It won't have the same sizzle as Chelsea Handler versus Tomi Lahren, but it will certainly have substantially more steak. Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers will be here in Chicago next week to debate the Trump Administration's impact on economic growth.

The session, which focuses mostly on how Trumponomics is impacting our nation’s aging population, opens the 2017 National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) Fall Conference.

Gingrich, now an author and television pundit, will verbally spar with Summers, now professor and director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government on a multitude of issues, including: tax reform, regulation, healthcare, infrastructure funding, the future of Medicaid, as well as the intended and unintended consequences of new policies under the current administration.

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The debate, moderated by Glenn H. Hutchins, Co-Founder of private equity giant, Silver Lake Partners won't be anything like what we've become accustomed to seeing on prime time cable news every night.

This isn't two provocateur entertainers shouting at one another, it's a dual between a pair of old grizzled inside-the-beltway veteran policy makers. While Summers might be known first and foremost for how he was portrayed in The Social Network, his resume is long and impressive.

He's served as former Vice President of Development Economics and Chief Economist at the World Bank, and as a senior U.S. Treasury Department official throughout President Clinton's administration (ultimately Treasury Secretary, 1999-2001).

He was also former Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama (2009-2010).

Since leaving the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich has remained active in public policy debates and worked as a political consultant. He founded and chaired several policy think tanks, and he has written or co-authored 27 books.

The event takes place Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:00-9:30 a.m. (CT) Sheraton Grand Hotel, 301 E. North Water Street

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