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Continuation of current U.S. fiscal policy will lead to an enormous accumulation of debt with potentially disastrous consequences. As the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction attempts to produce a bipartisan proposal to trim $1.5 trillion from budget deficits over the next decade, many commentators fear that their proposals might simultaneously undermine our fragile economic recovery while not really addressing the enormous long-term budget challenges. Please join us for a conversation about how to avoid a budget catastrophe. We will discuss options for fiscal reform and the trade-off between the immediate need to address a floundering economic recovery and the long-term need to achieve fiscal sustainability.
- Leonard Burman, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs, Syracuse University, and Affiliated Scholar, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.
- Michael Ettlinger, Vice President for Economic Policy, Center for American Progress.
- Alan Viard, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute.
- David Wessel, Economics Editor, Wall Street Journal (moderator).
Presentation by Leonard Burman
Presentation by Michael Ettlinger
Presentation by Alan Viard
At the Urban Institute
2100 M Street N.W., 5th Floor, Washington, D.C.
Lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m.. The forum begins promptly at noon.