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Slaying the Dragon of Debt: US Fiscal Politics and Policy

This project seeks to move beyond debates over the appropriate size of the national deficit and debt by exploring the recent history of federal budgeting. Through a series of in-depth oral histories with key government officials, we plan on historicizing the debt issue by investigating the various contexts in which policy makers, experts, and public advocates have thought about and sought to improve the nation’s fiscal condition.

See the Slaying the Dragon of Debt: Fiscal Politics & Policy from the 1970s to the Present project website.

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