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Advancing the development of more effective domestic policies by working to increase the policy impact of all strategies in the Foundation’s U.S. Programs.  Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Introduces America's Fiscal Future: Making Difficult Choices

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.

The Left Should Learn to Trust Americans

The Huffington Post

Americans Come Together to Send Strong Message to Congress about Fiscal Future

Thousands of Americans across 60 cities participated in a MacArthur-supported discussion on America’s fiscal future called AmericaSpeaks.

Survey Offers Washington Influencers' Views on the National Debt

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.