The 13th Annual World Leadership Forum organized by the Foreign Policy Association in New York City offered a cross-section of facts and opinions on the global economy, financial markets and sustainable development with five high-profile panels.
In almost every part of the country, entire neighborhoods -- and in some cases, whole cities -- are underwater. They are not victims of natural disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. They are drowning in debt, victims of Wall Street's reckless and predatory lending practices.
Republicans have forgotten the fundamental truth that it is much more difficult to take something away from people that they already have, than to prevent them from getting something for which they aspire.