With compromise now a dirty word in Washington, it is up to us to remind our elected officials that we favor compromises over crises. Push for a deal on the debt ceiling.
Reorienting federal spending to promote economic growth without creating unacceptable levels of long-term economic risk is a complicated endeavor. But we do not elect our Representatives and Senators to solve only easy problems. Let’s not let them off the hook.
Congress has done the bare minimum to postpone a potential government shutdown.
Shutting down the federal government over the Planned Parenthood videos will do nothing except damage the Country and highlight Congressional dysfunction.
Commemorate the upcoming vote to raise the debt ceiling by taking the 2040 Matters Public Debt Pop Quiz and testing your knowledge of the downsides of too much public debt.
How you can help the country gain control over our public debt. I will continue to write about the importance of reducing our debt-to-GDP ratio over the next several months, shifting my emphasis from explaining the importance of the issue to offering policy proposals of my own for fixing our federal finances. I will focus on both tax ...
Which Country will the U.S. Resemble in 12 Years?
I wish I were writing about vacation options for Americans looking to go abroad given the strong Dollar and an increasingly unlikely “Grexit.” But I am not. Instead, I am exploring the implications of the disturbingly strong parallels between the U.S. economy in 2008-2009, on the one hand, and Sweden’s economy circa 1994 and Greece’s economy circa 1990, on the other hand.
Channeling our love for our children into well-informed civic engagement on the biggest issues affecting their futures
Those of us who have become parents—oh, in the last eighteen years or so—really love our children. We love them so much that we will do everything in our power to get them into the “perfect” preschool because if we do not, we sincerely believe that they will not get into a college worthy of their talents. We are not content to be “soccer moms” (or dads). Driving our kids back and forth to their neighborhood sporting events is not good enough for them. If we are going to drive, then we are going to travel. We have created traveling sports opportunities for younger and younger kids because if we wait until they are 10 to play traveling sports, we sincerely believe they will not reach their full athletic potential as adults. We now know that Marv Marinovich was a pioneer, not a pariah. It is our job as “tiger mothers” (and fathers too) to do what it takes to make sure our children reach their full potential, whether they like it or not.