Prescriptions for an Expensive Future

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Prescriptions for an Expensive Future will begin on May 24, 2018 6:45pm EDT.

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This is the second session of the American Debt: Causes, Consequences, and Fixes symposium. The symposium is held in honor and memory of Peter G. Peterson, who passed away on March 20, 2018. Peterson served as Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations for twenty-two years, and was a passionate advocate for fiscal responsibility and protecting the United States from what he believed was an unsustainable national debt.



Douglas Holtz-Eakin

President, American Action Forum; Former Chief Economist, Council of Economic Advisers (2001-2002); Former Director, Congressional Budget Office (2003-2005)

Peter R. Orszag

‎Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Managing Director, and Global Cohead of Healthcare, Lazard; Former Director, Office of Management and Budget, White House (2009-2010); Former Director, Congressional Budget Office (2007-2008)


Robert E. Rubin

Chairman Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

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