The Key to Regaining American Opportunity and Fiscal Freedom
C. Eugene Steuerle, Fellow, Urban Institute; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury; Author, Dead Men Ruling: How to Restore Fiscal Freedom and Rescue Our Future
Frank Yeary, Co-founder and Chairman, Level Money; Former Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley
Robert Friedman, Founder and Chair, Corporation for Enterprise Development – Moderator
Steuerle argues that we no more live in an age of austerity than did Americans at the turn of the 20th century. Conditions are ripe to advance opportunity in ways never before possible. Steuerle’s new book, Dead Men Ruling, examines how federal budget decisions are getting in the way of policymakers effectively addressing issues of education, public welfare and housing. As he puts it, "both parties have conspired to create and expand a series of public programs that automatically grow so fast that they claim every dollar of additional tax revenue that the government generates each year. They have also conspired to lock in tax cuts that leave the government unable to pay its bills." Come discuss this legacy with one of the nation’s top budget policy analysts.