Alice Rivlin discusses how President Obama, Congress, and industry can fix the U.S. deficit and create jobs.
The Honorable Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, former Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and former Director of the Congressional Budget Office
Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
The Honorable Alice M. Rivlin
Alice M. Rivlin is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at Brookings, a visiting professor at the Public Policy Institute of Georgetown University and the director of the Center for Health Policy at Brookings. She recently served as a member of the President’s Debt Commission, was founding director of CBO, served as OMB director and was Federal Reserve Vice Chair. She is an expert on fiscal and monetary policy and is the recipient of the 2013 Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance, awarded by the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Alice Rivlin, a member of President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, shares her objections with the views of economist Paul Krugman on government spending and debt. According to Rivlin, in contrast to Krugman's argument, government can both grow the economy and limit new federal debts.