The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Faculty Panel, "Nothing Hard about the Math; It's All about the Politics" at Rockefeller 003 @ 4:30 pm, 1/16/14

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For more than a decade, the U.S. has been experiencing a cycle of unsustainable budget deficits contributing to a staggering national debt. As key federal programs threaten to become insolvent, what can be done to steer the budget to a more sustainable trajectory?

For members of Dartmouth's faculty will address this question in the panel, "Nothing Hard about the Math; It's All about the Politics." The panel will discuss how everyone is in agreement - more or less - to what needs to be done, but there is no political will to do so. What needs to be done is completely opposite of what every candidate promises during the campaign. How do we stop the cycle?

Linda L. Fowler is Professor of Government and Frank J. Reagan Chair in Policy Studies at Dartmouth College. Russell Muirhead is the Robert Clements Associate Professor of Democracy and Politics in the Department of Government. Ronald G. Shaiko is a Senior Fellow and the Associate Director for Curricular and Research Programs at The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences. Charles Wheelan '88 is senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Rockefeller Center and senior lecturer in economics in the Department of Economics. The panel will be moderated by Marjorie Rose, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics.

Please join us for the faculty panel, "Nothing Hard about the Math; It's All about the Politics" at Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 pm, Thursday, January 16, 2014.

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