Where We Live: The National Debt and You!
UConn Law professor James Kwak writes about economics and the national debt.
If you wander around New York City for long enough, you'll probably run into the National Debt Clock. It shows what the national debt is at and what your family's share of the debt is. And every few months it seems, Congress is debating the debt ceiling. It's something that has become a campaign issue at the Congressional level and presidential level. But how does it affect those not running for political office?
James Kwak is an associate professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He’s also a fellow at the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance. His latest book is co-written with economist (and brother-in-law) Simon Johnson, called White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You.
Both authors will be speaking at the Connecticut Journal of International Law symposium tomorrow at the UConn School of Law. You can register for the event here.