As part of my effort to promote informed discussion of the critically important economic challenges facing our country, Ending Spending, the non-partisan advocacy group I founded and lead, recently published a book called “The Fiscal Cliff.” Carefully researched and written by Ayse and Selahattin Imrohoroglu (two well-regarded economists who teach at the University of Southern California), “The Fiscal Cliff” is a readable, fact-based analysis of how our economic future is threatened by out-of-control government spending and the ballooning federal debt it produces. The purpose of the book is to identify and explain the facts and some of the key challenges that brought us to this financial precipice. After laying out these facts, the Imrohoroglus concluded that our nation’s debt trajectory is unsustainable and decisive action is required to prevent an economic disaster.
A few weeks ago, Ending Spending sent copies of the book to every member of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and this week we sent out fifty more – one to each governor of every state in the union. You can download your own free e-book here: www.thefiscalcliff.com. I can’t say “The Fiscal Cliff” is a fun read, but especially in an election year, it is certainly an important one.