ERIC Number: EJ905909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
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Why Students Need to Be Informed about Our Looming Fiscal Crisis: The America's Future Initiative
Yarrow, Andrew L.; Orphan, Cecilia M.
PS: Political Science and Politics, v43 n2 p319-321 Apr 2010
Despite nearly universal concern about America's rapidly rising national debt, the United States government was $12.5 trillion in debt by the spring of 2010. Yet, few people--including college and university students--understand why we are in debt, what the many effects and dangers could be, the difficult steps necessary to reduce our deficits and debt, and the critical importance of bipartisanship and compromise. Given that young people are the nation's future and knowledge is power, what better place to raise awareness and stimulate discussion than on college campuses?
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Financial Problems, Political Science, Public Policy, Program Descriptions, Financial Policy, Federal Government, College Students, College Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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