The BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism at Wake Forest University Schools of Business has assembled a panel of thought leaders to answer a polarizing question – “The National Debt Crisis: What Should We Do?”
The event will be held Friday, Sept. 7 at 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Carswell Hall (Annenburg Forum) on the Wake Forest campus in Winston-Salem. It is free and open to the public and parking is available. Students, faculty, staff and alumni will have priority seating.
The U.S. economy, along with most developed nations across the globe, is struggling with unprecedented levels of debt. Are these debt levels manageable? Are tax increases and spending cuts inevitable? Can we grow our way out of the debt crisis? Will we find the political will to solve this problem or must we, much like an addict, hit rock bottom before we truly begin recovery?
Panelists will tackle these issues in a frank discussion about the challenges we face in finding and implementing realistic solutions to this compelling issue.
Sherry Jarrell, Ph.D., Professor of Practice of Finance & Economics at Wake Forest University Schools of Business will serve as the moderator of a panel that will feature:
Michael Peterson, President & Chief Operating Officer, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Phil Smith, National Political Director and Southeast Regional Director of The Concord Coalition
Joe Minarik, Ph.D., Senior Vice President & Director of Research at the Committee for Economic Development
Students will also join in the discussion of the nation’s fiscal challenges through an essay contest sponsored by the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism.
For more information about “The National Debt Crisis: What Should We Do?” and biographies of the panelists, go online to (capitalism.wfu.edu/events/national-debt-crisis).