Slaying the Dragon of Debt: U.S. 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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