America’s Fiscal Future: Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire?

Cato Sponsor e‐​Briefing
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Noon – 1 p.m. EDT

Featuring a presentation and live discussion with Daniel J. Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia.

This month’s e‐​Briefing features a discussion with Cato senior fellow Dan Mitchell, a leading expert on tax reform. Dan was a senior fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Sen. Bob Packwood (R-OR) and the Senate Finance Committee. He will put into context Washington’s recent debt‐​ceiling standoff and the subsequent U.S. credit rating downgrade. He’ll also discuss the tax‐​and‐​spend mentality that has led us to this point and what needs to be done to put our economy back on firm ground.