Global Conference 2011
Wall Street, Main Street and the Beltway: Forging a Better Relationship
Monday, May 2, 2011 / 9:30 am - 10:45 am
The Great Recession represented a nadir in the relationship between the private sector and Washington policymakers. Civil discourse gave way to name-calling, finger-pointing and the blame game. But more recently, there appears to be a new spirit of cooperation, as key business leaders and government officials have joined hands to discuss issues of common interest rather than focusing on differences in their respective points of view. Is the new civility for real, or is it simply political expediency? Can the business community and Washington forge a real partnership? What is needed to make it last?