Aspen Institute Conversation on Deficit Reduction

December 9, 2010

Contact: Raymond O’ Mara
Senior Associate
The Aspen Institute

Shared Sacrifice: Debating the Contours of US Deficit Reduction

What: A panel discussion hosted by The Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS). The conversation will seek to isolate dominant contributors to the US fiscal deficit, engage different views on the proposed solutions to restructure government expenditures and revenues, and highlight political fault lines that might threaten meaningful reform.


When: Friday, December 17 from 9:00-10:30 am.
Who: David Leonhardt, economics columnist, New York Times (Moderator)
Dean Baker, co-director, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Lisa Mensah, executive director, Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security
Grover Norquist, president, Americans for Tax Reform
Andrew Stern, senior research fellow, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
Eugene Steuerle, institute fellow & Richard B. Fisher chair, The Urban Institute
Where: Aspen Institute Offices – One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700

The Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS) is a leading policy program dedicated to helping bring about the policies and financial products that enable all Americans to save, invest, and own. Aspen IFS strives to bring together a diverse cross-section of thought-leaders from the financial services sector, the public policy arena, and consumer advocate networks to identify market-based solutions for a savings society. For more information about Aspen IFS and its work, please visit


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