Simon Johnson and James Kwak Reading
Harvard Book Store
Friday, May 25 / 7:00pm
SIMON JOHNSON AND JAMES KWAK
White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You
@ Harvard Book Store | 1256 Mass. Ave.
This event is free. No tickets are necessary.
Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome professors SIMON JOHNSON and JAMES KWAK for a discussion of White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You.
America is mired in debt—more than $30,000 for every man, woman, and child. Bitter fighting over deficits, taxes, and spending bedevils Washington, D.C., even as partisan gridlock has brought the government to the brink of default. Yet the more politicians on both sides of the aisle rant and the citizenry fumes, the more things seem to remain the same. In White House Burning
, Simon Johnson and James Kwak—authors of the national best seller 13 Bankers
and cofounders of The Baseline Scenario, a widely cited blog on economics and public policy—demystify the national debt, explaining whence it came and, even more important, what it means to you and to future generations.