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06 September, 2018 | (01 hr)

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In 2017, the U.S. debt surpassed $20 trillion for the first time. And looking forward, in just a few years, the federal government’s debt-to-GDP ratio may very well exceed 100 percent, making our debt burden the highest it has ever been since the end of World War II.

But what does all of this mean for you? Join this interactive discussion to learn how the national debt affects your paycheck and the overall fiscal health of the United States.  

Insights from this webcast:

  • Learn more about the state and trajectory of the national debt.
  • Hear how rising national debt will soon impact Americans – both young and old – and the businesses for which they work.
  • Discover what citizens and businesses can and should do to fix it.

Who Should Attend: Anyone with an interest in how rising national debt will impact business and the US economy, as well as individual wealth.


Bowman Cutter

Bowman Cutter
Senior Fellow and Director of the Economic Policy Initiative
Roosevelt Institute

W. Bowman Cutter is Senior Fellow and Director of the Economic Policy Initiative at the Roosevelt Institute. He was a managing director of Warburg Pincus, a major global private equity firm headquartered in New York City, between 1996 and 2009 where he served as the firm’s economist; as a l...Full Bio

Caroline Ferguson

Caroline Ferguson
Research Associate
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board

Caroline Ferguson is a Research Associate at the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board. Caroline is the creator and author of the Debt 101 Series, which serves as a primer for young Americans and those who know li...Full Bio

Joseph J. Minarik

Joseph J. Minarik
Senior Vice President and Director of Research
Committee for Economic Development

Joseph Minarik was the chief economist of the Office of Management and Budget for the eight years of the Clinton Administration, helping to formulate the Administration’s program to eliminate the budget deficit, including both the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 and the bipartisan...Full Bio

Michael Petro

Michael Petro (Moderator)
Executive Vice President
Committee for Economic Development

In 2012, the Committee for Economic Development’s (CED) Executive Committee named Michael J. Petro Executive Vice President of this nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization, where he previously served as Vice President of Business and Government Policy. In his current capacity M...Full Bio

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