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Eight New Essays Bring Practical Advice for Congress and the Administration to address America’s Most Pressing Fiscal and Economic Challenges
NEW YORK — At a time when political battles seem to dominate Washington, the nonpartisan Peter G. Peterson Foundation is releasing a set of eight new essays from respected policy leaders sharing insights on how our nation can make bipartisan progress under divided government. The eight authors, including economists, former high-ranking government officials, legislative experts and political pundits, draw on historical context and provide practical advice for lawmakers to rise above gridlock.
With diverse views from across the political spectrum, the authors outline across-the-aisle opportunities to address key policy goals, including combating high inflation, addressing our $31 trillion and growing national debt, raising the debt ceiling, stabilizing critical programs like Medicare and Social Security and achieving more widely shared economic opportunity.
“While razor thin majorities may present challenges, the truth is that divided government brings both a requirement and an opportunity work across the aisle,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation. "Our nation’s challenges are too important to let partisanship stand in the way of solutions. These eight new essays from respected leaders offer historical examples and real world advice for making meaningful bipartisan progress for the good of the nation’s fiscal and economic future.”
The following is a listing of the participants and essays, which are fully available here:
This set of essays is the third in a series of the Peterson Foundation’s Expert Views initiative, which launched in 2021 to convene respected voices from across the political spectrum to share ideas, analysis and solutions to our nation’s most pressing fiscal and economic challenges. Previous iterations have included essays on the best path forward for America’s economy in the wake of the pandemic, as well as how policymakers should approach rising inflation against the backdrop of our unsustainable national debt.
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