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The Concord Coalition’s Fiscal Wake-Up Tour
October 14, 2008, Volume 55, No. 8

The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour, a national series of town-hall forums focusing on the country’s long-term fiscal challenges, is coming to Penn tonight at 6 p.m. in the Hall of Flags, Houston Hall. The Concord Coalition—a nonpartisan political advocacy group—is sponsoring the tour which aims to explain in plain terms why budget analysts of diverse perspectives are increasingly alarmed by the nation’s fiscal outlook. The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour has been profiled on 60 Minutes and in a recent documentary featuring Penn students, I.O.U.S.A.

Participating in the Forum will be:

• David M. Walker, president and CEO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation; former comptroller general of the United States;

• Alice Rivlin; director of economic studies at the Brookings Institution, former director of the US Office of Management and Budget and vice chair of the Federal Reserve;

• Robert Bixby, executive director, The Concord Coalition; 

• Stuart Butler, vice president, domestic and economic policy studies, Heritage Foundation.

The event is co-sponsored by Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication; the political science department, Fels Institute of Government and the Fox Leadership Program in the School of Arts and Sciences; and the Wharton School’s business and public policy department.




Almanac - October 14, 2008, Volume 55, No. 8