MacArthur supports projects to develop evidence and policy alternatives for addressing the country's deteriorating fiscal condition and to ensure a sound fiscal future. The Foundation is also committed to informing the American public and policymakers of the fiscal realities facing the country.
Our government spends more money than it takes in; as a result, the nation's debt is growing rapidly. The economic recession has worsened the current imbalance, but the real challenge is the long-term budget picture ...
As a nation, we have been over-spending, over-promising, and over-borrowing. Our panelists will go into the details of how this came to be, and what the implications are for the United States. Read More
Policy and opinion leaders in Washington, D.C., are concerned about the national debt but fear that politics will get in the way of finding solutions, according to a new survey by Public Agenda. Read More
Rudolph Penner, co-chair of the MacArthur-supported Committee on the Fiscal Future of the United States, which recently released a report on the nation's fiscal choices, testified before President Obama's bipartisan commission on reducing the ... Read More
A new joint report from the National Research Council and the National Academy of Public Administration offers U.S. leaders ways to address the nation's fiscal problems and confront its rapidly growing debt. Read More
Long before the current recession, rising deficits, an aging population, spiraling healthcare and entitlement costs, stagnant economic growth, and other issues were threatening America's long-term fiscal health. Read More