Fiscal Policy

Debt Limit Debate

A woman walks past the U.S. Capitol in Washington (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque).


Why Debt Matters

March 25, 2014, Alice M. Rivlin

Alice Rivlin testifies before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services to explain why the rising future debt of the country may cause harm to the country, that future economic growth does not need to be sacrificed to control the debt and to tell lawmakers that sensible policies can be adopted now to avert crises and drastic actions.

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