Session 1: Twenty-One Trillion and Counting: How Did We Get Here?
In the opening session of American Debt: Causes, Consequences, and Fixes, Jared Bernstein, Maya MacGuineas, and Nathan Sheets discussed with Richard Haass the scale of U.S. debt and its implications for the U.S. economy and national security. David Rubenstein gave introductory remarks.
Session 2: Prescriptions for a Solvent Future
In the second session of American Debt: Causes, Consequences, and Fixes, Joyce Chang, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, and Peter Orszag spoke with Robert Rubin about solutions to address the growing U.S. deficit and to improve the fiscal future of the United States.