Brief Sunday Forum: The Debt Bomb
Rudolph G. Penner
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette op-ed, September 28, 2008. The current financial crisis poses a severe threat to the economy, but it also creates a tremendous opportunity, writes Rudolph Penner in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It gives politicians cover for undertaking painful actions to get the long-run deficit under control-actions that should have been taken long ago.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Aging and retirement Taxes and budgets
Tags Social Security Fiscal policy Pensions Medicare and private health insurance Federal budget and economy Retirement policy
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center