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The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center invites you to a discussion on America’s debt and how we can better invest in the future. William Gale, the codirector of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, will present an overview of his new book, Fiscal Therapy: Curing America's Debt Addiction and Investing in the Future, as part of the 4th annual Lubick Symposium. In his book, Gale explains that America faces two distinct but related challenges that policymakers must address in the coming years: tackling rising government debt while also restructuring taxes and spending for a more equitable and growth-oriented society. A keynote address and panel discussion will deepen the conversation by addressing the following:
How should we respond to growing fiscal challenges and still build a better future for ourselves, our children, and future generations?
How can the government control entitlement spending while fighting poverty and enhancing social insurance?
What policy measures could raise investment in human and physical capital, boost economic mobility, and reduce inequality?
How should we reform taxes and raise revenues to finance government?
Doug Elmendorf, former Director, Congressional Budget Office; Dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School @Kennedy_School
William Gale, Codirector, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center; Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy, Brookings Institution @WilliamGale2
Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget @MayaMacGuineas
Michael Strain, John G. Searle Scholar and Director of Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute @MichaelRStrain
David Wessel, Director, Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings Institution @davidmwessel
The Tax Policy Center established the Donald C. Lubick Symposium Series in 2016 to honor Don’s extraordinary record in promoting better tax policy founded on the principles of efficiency, equity, and simplicity. The Tax Policy Center places a premium on clear, engaging, and accessible analysis of current and emerging policy issues. Funding supports an annual public event to be held every spring around Tax Day that addresses key current issues in tax policy and tax administration. The annual symposium engages policymakers, senior officials, scholars, and the media in analysis and discussions at the frontiers of tax policy.