Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, the Co-Chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (also known as the “Simpson-Bowles Commission”) headlined “The Great Economics Debate” initiated and moderated by Aaron Harber and held at The George Washington University.

The event also featured former U.S. Senator Tim Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, and Dr. Alice Rivlin, former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank and the nation’s first Director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Dr. Rivlin is also the former Director of the Office of Management and Budget and a member of the Simpson-Bowles Commission.

Unlike other initiatives related to the Federal Budget and the National Debt, “The Great Economics Debate” focused on answering questions from voters across the country and to address their concerns about the confusion generated by conflicting opinions as to what is the best course of action to take to repair the country’s economy. The highlight of the program was the effort made by the panel members to work together to find actual resolutions to economic challenges facing the nation in spite of their differences of opinion.

Senator Simpson explained, “This special media event gives Americans the clear opportunity to examine all the facts for themselves. Our future depends on moving away from biased and distorted information and towards this non-partisan, fact-based model created so carefully by Aaron Harber… It’s a powerful force in helping us build a strong economic future together.”

“The Great Economics Debate” – six 30 minute segments

U.N. Foundation President Tim Wirth

“Great Economics Debate” – Expert Economist Roundtable

Elected Officials Tackle the Federal Budget

“What is America’s Financial Future?” — Business Expert Roundtable

Al Simpson “Unplugged”

“Great Economics Debate” – Related Documents

The Simpson-Bowles Commission Report: “The Moment of Truth”

Al Simpson Endorsement Letter

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Endorsement Letter