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  • Executive Summary posted June 30, 2009 by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Gordon Gray Executive Summary: Entitlement Reform Is Necessary for Long-Term Fiscal Stability

    Attention has focused recently on the explosion of federal borrowing to meet the demands of economic "stimulus," market stabilization, and the financial sector crisis. However, even if the United States had been fortunate enough to avoid these crises, the federal government would still face an unsustainable fiscal course. The most current long-term projections…

  • Backgrounder posted June 30, 2009 by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Gordon Gray Entitlement Reform Is Necessary for Long-Term Fiscal Stability

    Executive Summary Attention has focused recently on the explosion of federal borrowing to meet the demands of economic "stimulus," housing market stabilization, and the financial sector crisis. However, even if the United States had been fortunate enough to avoid these crises, the federal government would still face an unsustainable fiscal course. The…

  • Backgrounder posted April 30, 2009 by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Gordon Gray Global Competitiveness and the Corporation Income Tax

    Taxes serve no necessity other than to finance government activities. Regrettably, policymakers often make the mistake of viewing taxes as only funds available for allocation among competing programs. In doing so, they ignore the dramatic effects of incentives created by taxes and the important influences of tax policy on economic activity. A more sophisticated…

  • Lecture posted December 15, 2003 by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Jeff Lemieux The Cost of Medicare: What the Future Holds

    ROBERT E. MOFFIT: Twenty minutes ago the President of the United States signed the Medicare bill into law. The debate about what the bill says is over. It's now what the law says, and that conversation will continue. Today we're privileged to have with us the director of the Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Dr. Holtz-Eakin was appointed on…

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