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"The place where Rich and I agree totally is infrastructure investment," said Tom Donahue, head of the Chamber of Commerce, at a panel this morning. "Rich," incidentally, is Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. "We support unemployment insurance," Donahue said a bit later. Trumka and Donahue both called for a large tax credit for research and development. They talked about working together to get away from quarterly profit reports, as that sort of short-term thinking harms the economy.

There's a lot more agreement in Aspen than in Washington.

By Ezra Klein  |  July 9, 2010; 12:15 PM ET
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The agreement on getting away from obsessing over quarterly profits strikes me as classic 'ideas festival' style bs. It plays well to the crowd, who all nod to each other in serious-person agreement, but I bet you'll never see the Chamber actually advocate for this when they leave the seminar room.

Posted by: reader44 | July 9, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

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