Stabilize the Debt: An Online Exercise in Hard Choices

The long-term debt of the United States is rising to unprecedented – and unsustainable – levels. Under official budget projections, the public debt of the U.S. is projected to grow to about 100% of the economy by 2035 and nearly 150% and still climbing by 2050. Debt at these levels will threaten economic growth and the standard of living for all Americans.

This simulation was designed to illustrate the tough budget choices that will have to be made and to promote a public dialogue on how we can set a sustainable fiscal course. How do your choices stack up?

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Subject economics
Abstract

This simulation was designed to illustrate the tough budget choices that will have to be made and to promote a public dialogue on how we can set a sustainable fiscal course. How do your choices stack up?

Creator Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB)
Discipline Economics
Type Interactive Simulation
Resource Type Other Visualizations
Language English
Education Level Higher Ed
Interactivity Type Active
Interactivity Level High
Typical Learning Time 15 to 30 minutes
Access Rights Free Access
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