Foundation Projects

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation's mission is to increase public awareness of the nature and urgency of key economic challenges threatening America's future. The Foundation supports innovative projects, both through grants and special initiatives that partner the Foundation with selected organizations.

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Ask for a Plan

Ask for a Plan

During the 2016 election season, the Peterson Foundation encouraged voters to reach out to candidates to ask them for their fiscal plans. The integrated campaign included digital, radio, and television ads. As a result, more than 80,000 tweets and emails were sent to candidates.

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Coalition for Fiscal and National Security

Coalition for Fiscal and National Security

Framing the national debt as a national security imperative, the Coalition for Fiscal and National Security is led by a group of distinguished defense, economic, and foreign policy leaders calling for sound fiscal and defense policies to reflect the realities of the 21st century.

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The Cost of Crisis-Driven Fiscal Policy

The Cost of Crisis-Driven Fiscal Policy

This report, prepared by Macroeconomic Advisers, looks at the impact on the American economy of the sequester, government shutdown and other policy battles in recent years. The paper takes into consideration indicators such as GDP growth, the unemployment rate and the corporate credit spread.

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Debt View

Debt View

A series of interactive data visualizations, each focusing on a specific aspect of America's fiscal future.

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Fiscal Balancing Act

Fiscal Balancing Act

A strong and stable economy with sustained job creation and broadly-shared growth ultimately requires a foundation of fiscal responsibility. A well-targeted, balanced fiscal adjustment is not only a budget issue; it is an issue of long-term productivity and growth.

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Fiscal Confidence Index

Fiscal Confidence Index

Modeled after the Consumer Confidence Index, the Fiscal Confidence Index is a national survey that measures public opinion about the national debt.

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Fiscal Ship

Fiscal Ship

The Fiscal Ship is an interactive online game produced by the Hutchins Center at Brookings Institution and the Serious Games Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The game challenges you to put the federal budget on a sustainable course.

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Fiscal Summit

Fiscal Summit

The Fiscal Summit is the premier annual gathering dedicated to advancing solutions to America's long-term fiscal challenges, and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's signature event. The Summit convenes the nation's most influential elected leaders, fiscal policy experts, and thought leaders to analyze the trends shaping the country, and how they directly impact our ability to invest, compete, and generate opportunity for all Americans.

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Fiscal Thursdays at 2012 National Conventions

Fiscal Thursdays at 2012 National Conventions

In an effort to foster greater discussion on the nation's long-term fiscal challenges during the 2012 election campaign season, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, in partnership with Bloomberg LP, sponsored "Fiscal Thursday" at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

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InDebtEd

InDebtEd

InDebtEd (short for "in-debt education") is a joint campaign by PGPF and MTV's campus network, mtvU, to alert college students to the personal and governmental dangers of financial irresponsibility. The program encourages students to take action to secure their futures. The campaign's aim is to empower young people to protect themselves financially and to work together to advocate government fiscal responsibility in order to change the course of the nation's future.

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IOUSA

IOUSA

IOUSA is a 2008 documentary about America's looming fiscal crisis. The film opened in over 300 theaters, followed by private showings on college campuses, in corporate media rooms and at community clubs.

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OweNo Campaign

OweNo Campaign

OweNo is a national public awareness campaign whose mission is to educate Americans about the causes and consequences of the projected growth in federal debt levels and engage them in a national movement to address these important fiscal challenges.

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PGPF Fiscal Internship Program in Washington, D.C.

PGPF Fiscal Internship Program in Washington, D.C.

The PGPF Fiscal Internship program offers full-time paid internships to a select group of college and graduate students interested in fiscal policy. Interns live and work in Washington D.C. for ten weeks during the summer while gaining professional experience, skills, and contacts that will serve them throughout their careers.

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Policy Briefings

Policy Briefings

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation joins with POLITICO to present a series of Morning Money Breakfast Briefings, hosted by POLITICO's Chief Economic Correspondent, Ben White.

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Post-Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond

Post-Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond

Convened in November 2012, "Post-Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond" brought together top elected leaders and policy experts to discuss potential paths forward for America.

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State Fiscal Leaders

State Fiscal Leaders

Highlighting state-level efforts to solve structural deficit problems. While most discussions on America's fiscal policy focus on the federal level, state governments also face daunting budget challenges.

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Why Fiscal Issues Matter in the 2018 Election

This election season is a critical opportunity for candidates to talk to voters about solutions to put us on a better path.

FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

This series of infographics helps put some of today's most pressing fiscal debates in context.