What is the Swiss Debt Brake? w/ Barry Poulson

Episode 40 · May 26th, 2020 · 30 mins 1 sec

About this Episode

As we progress through the Coronavirus pandemic, the national debt remains a growing concern. It’s time to look closely at international models to restore fiscal restraint and responsible spending in the United States. One of those models is the Swiss Debt Brake – but what is it? Here to fill us in is Barry Poulson, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado, Karla Jones, ALEC Senior Director of the Federalism and International Relations Task Force and Lee Schalk, ALEC Senior Director of the Center for State Fiscal Reform.

The States Are Poised to Lead the Nation Toward Fiscal Sustainability: https://www.alec.org/article/the-states-are-poised-to-lead-the-nation-toward-fiscal-sustainability/
ALEC Model Resolution Calling for a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment: https://www.alec.org/model-policy/a-resolution-calling-for-a-federal-balanced-budget-amendment/
How to Solve America’s Debt Crisis in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic: https://www.alec.org/app/uploads/2020/05/PBdebtcrisisApr20.pdf

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