Worried about the U.S. debt? So are we. Let’s talk it out.
Areas of Study , Featured Events , Finance Global | Sep 14, 2011 | Nicole Gesualdo
Few topics concern Americans more today than the United States’ debt. In 2003, we had a surplus. Since then, it’s been downhill — the public debt has increased by more than $500 billion each year since fiscal year 2003, with increases of $1 trillion in fiscal year 2008, $1.9 trillion in fiscal year 2009, and $1.7 trillion in fiscal year 2010. What’s more, our collective stomachs dropped along with our credit rating this past August, when Standard & Poor’s issued its now-famous downgrade.
Learn more about the situation — and voice your thoughts, fears, suggestions and questions — at a discussion with Professor James Lothian on Monday, September 19, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in Keating 319. Students who attend will enjoy free Chinese food (brought in from off campus!) in recognition of our nation’s significant overseas creditor.
Register now on the private-access area of GabelliConnect by clicking here.