A Brighter Future

At the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, we believe that together we can secure a healthy, growing economy by addressing America's long-term fiscal challenges.

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Peter G. Peterson

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The Peter G. Peterson Foundation mourns the loss of its Founder and Chairman, Pete Peterson, who died March 20, 2018, at the age of 91.

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How Have Tax Cuts Affected the Economy and Debt?

The general consensus among economists is that the long-term effects of the TCJA will be higher debt and little change to underlying economic growth.

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Government shutdown

Three Reasons Why a Government Shutdown Is Harmful

It may be counterintuitive, but government shutdowns are expensive. They are also bad for the economy.

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Why Fiscal Issues Matter in the 2018 Election

Why Fiscal Issues Matter in the 2018 Election

The 2018 election season is a critical opportunity for candidates to talk to voters about the national debt and solutions to put us on a better path.

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The Fiscal Challenge

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America’s growing long-term debt affects economic growth and opportunities for future generations. It’s not a political or partisan issue – it’s simple math. With nearly 76 million baby boomers retiring and living much longer, combined with a highly inefficient healthcare system, and a tax code that fails to generate sufficient revenues, America finds itself with a very risky long-term fiscal outlook.


Finding Solutions

We believe that by working together, we can create comprehensive, bipartisan solutions to address our fiscal challenges. We work to bring Americans together to find and implement sensible, long-term fiscal solutions for a strong, healthy economy that transcend age, party lines, and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.

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What We’re Doing

We are a non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing awareness and accelerating action on America’s long-term fiscal challenges. We partner with like-minded organizations and experts to support innovative programs and projects that provide accurate, objective analysis, and promising fiscal solutions.

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What You Can Do

The time to act is now. Education is key – it’s critical that Americans understand what’s at stake and the tradeoffs that are needed to get our country back on a sustainable fiscal path to a growing economy. We also have to make a commitment to support our elected leaders from both parties who want to do the right thing.

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