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to be for social purposes only. that would address some of the issues we're dealing with today with financial security. host: how would banking and business work under your scenario? guest: we would go back to the paper system and put more people to work. secure the systems like they had in the past. i don't think you can never fight against the wave of technology. you can make the internet a much safer place. our government spends $75 billion to weaken privacy protocols on the internet and allow themselves and other to invade our information. demanded that just a small fraction of that money comments of that money, and so the being spent by our government to destroy privacy on
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the internet, were devoted to finding way to bolster privacy and strengthen it. that seems to be a much better expenditure of a lesser sum of money. go to dwight in alexandria, louisiana shoreline for independents. good morning. caller: good morning. journalism.r your i have three questions. what would snowden want in china and russia? do not feel like this makes him seem as though he is a traitor? there are other places such as where you are that do not have
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extradition treaties and so forth with the united states. adversariesiggest -- formakes it look like the country to be holding him up when we have never had andt goes back to hoover his rapid movement that he had during his tenure. host: i want to let him respond. we are running out of time. guest: anybody can make up anything and say, i think china offered him money and he moved on to russia and got more money there. that is what we call delusions and fantasies. if you have no evidence for
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those serious accusations, they are not worth it. there is a perception problem with him being in russia. maybe that is the reason that united states government forced him there. i don't know what their motive is, but i know the reason he is in russia is not because you chose to be there. it is because he was trying to get out and was brought -- blocked by doing so. the hoover part of the question is important. we do have a history of systematic surveillance abuses over many decades by democratic and republican administrations. it should teach us a lesson that we don't want the u.s. government being able to monitor our communications because we know that it will be abused and that the victims of that abuse will be our nation's minorities and marginalized groups. host: the book is "no place to hide."
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this is the process of massive telecommunication reform. at that time you basically have rocks is. you had a box for forecasters. a box for telephone companies. a box for long-distance cable, satellite. our view was we had to come in and try to eliminate the lines of demarcation and promote competition, believing that the competition there would be more investment, more consumer choice, more innovation. resulttely, i think the has proven us correct. that is exactly what happened. >> when the 96 act was written, we were largely focused on telephone service. local, long-distance, to some extent cable television service,
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we wanted to take the steps to make that market competitive, which we did, but the primary focus was what we called plain old telephone service. today the landscape is fundamentally different. the fcc has managed as well as clear direction from congress, about how they transition from the era of telephone service to the time when everything is delivered over the internet should take lace. in my mind, the fcc has done a good job. >> evaluating the 1996 telecommunications act. monday, on "the communicators." on c-span2. , "sundaysewest book at 8:00," a collection of interviews with some of the nation's best storytellers. including david mccullough. >> we are sitting here in a city designed by frenchman.
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it is a great symbolic work of sculpture, a gateway to the country in new york, a gift from france by a french sculptor. , towns,s rivers universities, colleges all over the country with french names. we don't pronounce them the way that they do, but the influence of france on this country is far greater than most americans appreciate. >> read the interview with david mccullough, along with other noted storytellers from 25 years of our book notes q&a conversations, published by public affairs books, available at your favorite seller. >> former secretary of state hillary clinton was the keynote speaker at a policy conference hosted by the new america foundation. she talked about her work in
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public office and the clinton foundation towards economic equality and upward mobility. this is 40 minutes. >> thank you. 20 years ago i saw the first lady give a speech. all of a sudden i realized that this was an unusual turnout. she spoke for one hour in the most interesting way i have ever heard, without any notes whatsoever. all of a sudden i realized she was the smarter of the two. i said -- oh, my god. from that moment on, i have watched her outlook service with all. taking on the challenges that she cares about, the first lady, then senator, then secretary of that is hardevel
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to describe in terms of intellect and passion. during her leadership, so many things have changed, but when you look at what s so many things have changed, but when you look at what she did, pushing the things that we care about, you see the drive. and the intellectual fierceness it takes to actually care and systems,cumbent something she has enormous energy for. what is impressive now is she has devoted her time and energy to things we all care great deal about. it is an enormous honor for me to introduce to you secretary clinton.
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>> thank you. good morning. i am delighted to be here, and i want to thank eric for his very kind words, but also for his generous contributions to this institution as well as everything that he does to support innovation and growth in our country. and i want to thank my friend and former colleague ann-marie slaughter. she's bringing that same imaginative discipline
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leadership to the new american foundation. ann focused on big ideas on the intersection of policy and technology is exactly where she has been and where this extraordinary foundation is headed. i think new america is becoming an even more exciting and indispensable fixture in the policy landscape, so i am delighted to be here in the midst of a conference whose program i read and admired, and i think it is a great way to bring together people who are also thinking big, but doing so with their feet firmly planted in the reality of the times in which we are living. speaking of times, this is a particularly special one for me and my husband. we are still reveling in the fact that we are going to become

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