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Oct 6, 2023

Having the Wrong Argument: October Press Briefing

Rob Knapp
Kenan Institute External Affairs Associate
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Oct. 3, 2023) – The government nearly shut down as Congress argued over a relatively small and shrinking share of the government budget – discretionary spending. What’s going on here?

Chief Economist Gerald Cohen will share his thoughts on the real dangers in long-term federal budget trends during the Kenan Institute’s monthly virtual press briefing at 9 a.m. EDT this Friday, Oct. 6. He will also discuss the latest employment data and how the economy is faring as well as take questions from attendees.

Are you working on a story ahead of the employment report? Dr. Cohen is available this week to answer questions; contact Rob Knapp to schedule an interview.

Experts from the institute will appear on the briefing each month and offer commentary in their areas of specialization. Briefings occur on the morning that the employment report is released, usually the first Friday of each month.

You’re invited to join via Zoom (registration details below) and welcome to respond directly to this email to submit any questions you would like to be addressed.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Oct. 6, 2023, 9 a.m. EDT (U.S. and Canada)
Press Briefing: Having the Wrong Argument

Please click the link below to register for the webinar:


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The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise develops and promotes innovative, market-based solutions to vital economic issues.  With the belief that private enterprise is the cornerstone of a prosperous and free society, the institute fosters the entrepreneurial spirit to stimulate economic prosperity and improve the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world. Learn more at kenaninstitute.unc.edu.

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