Budget, Debt, and Deficits

Must Read Authors: Peter Wallsten, Lori Montgomery, and Scott Wilson

President Obama used an economic "grand bargain" to wash his hands of Washington's dysfunction, presenting himself as a well-intentioned man unable to secure a fair deal with the Capitol's enduring partisanship--but the reality of the deal was a lot more complicated than press statements from either party reveal, write Peter Wallsten, Lori Montgomery, and Scott Wilson for the Washington Post.

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Addressing the U.S. Deficit Problem (Audio)

Speaker: Jacob J. Lew
Presider: Gillian Tett

Jacob J. Lew, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, analyzes the effect of the political gridlock in Washington on fiscal policies, and discusses the domestic deficit challenges faced by the White House.

This symposium is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and is made possible through the generous support of Stephen C. Freidheim.

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