‘Curing America’s debt addiction’ to be discussed at Rice’s Baker Institute


Jeff Falk

‘Curing America’s debt addiction’ to be discussed at Rice’s Baker Institute

HOUSTON – (Sept. 12, 2019) – William Gale, a leading authority on federal tax and budget policy, will discuss his new book, “Fiscal Therapy: Curing America’s Debt Addiction and Investing in the Future,” at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Sept. 16.

'Fiscal Therapy'The event, which is hosted by the Baker Institute Center for Public Finance, is free and open to the public. Registration is required at bakerinstitute.org/events/2024.

Who: William Gale, author and the Arjay and Frances Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy at the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow in Brookings’ Economic Studies Program.

What: A book discussion titled “Fiscal Therapy: Curing America’s Debt Addiction and Investing in the Future.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase from the Rice University Campus Store.

When: Monday, Sept. 16, 6:30-8 p.m. A reception will be held at 6.

Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

America is facing a gradual decline as debt accumulates and makes it harder to grow the economy, boost living standards and address social needs. At the same time, critical investments are lagging and many people are being left behind even as overall prosperity is growing, according to event organizers.

Gale will discuss his book and describe a fiscal plan to balance today’s needs against tomorrow’s obligations in order to make the economy and nation stronger, organizers said.

A live webcast will be available at the event page, bakerinstitute.org/events/2024.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to rice.edu/maps. Media should park in the Central Campus Garage (underground).


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Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blog.bakerinstitute.org.   

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.