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 Part 2. Why Should We Care About the Deficit, Anyway?

Reynold Strossen is a strategy consultant and fiscal policy expert based in New York City.  He served on the staff of the President’s bipartisan deficit-reduction commission, commonly referred to as Bowles-Simpson, in Washington.  He was educated at the University of Chicago and Harvard.