Financial Stability vs. Budget Deficits

Chad Moutray, Advocacy’s chief economist, and Jules Lichtenstein, senior economist, attended the National Economists Club luncheon on Nov. 6th in Washington D.C., featuring Stan Collender. Collender gave a post-election talk titled “The Morning After the Morning After: Outlook for the Budget,” and shared his views on the election.

Collender is managing director at Qorvis Communications in Washington, D.C., and is a frequent speaker on the budget and the economy.He indicated that in the current economic environment efforts to control federal budget deficits are likely to take a back seat to federal policymakers’ efforts to restore financial stability and economic growth.

Collender’s blog, www.capitalgainsandgames.com, discusses these issues further. Information about National Economists Club is located at www.national-economists.org.

—Jules Lichtenstein, Senior Economist

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