Monday, September 10, 2012

Efforts to Balance the Federal Budget

In March of 2012, Ferrum College sponsored the second annual Ferrum College Forum on Critical Thinking, Innovation and Leadership at the Hotel Roanoke.  The 2012 event focused on the Federal Budget and was a featured stop on the National Debt Tour, with previous stops including Harvard University and New York City.

Marvin Phaup
Dr. Marvin Phaup, a member of the Ferrum College Board of Trustees was instrumental in enabling the College to host such a prestigious event.  Dr. Phaup's bio is below.  

In the meantime, Dr. Phaup would like to share the progress of efforts by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget .  He recently submitted a brief introduction and links to two sites that are tracking the federal debt and efforts to curtail it.

 Those Ferrum Family members who attended the widely-praised Ferrum Forum on Critical Thinking, Innovation and Leadership last March at the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center (and others who want to catch up on the issue) will be interested in the latest developments at the Committee for  a Responsible Budget, Ferrum’s partner in this event,

Also check out the blue ribbon group backing the new Campaign to Fix the Debt,

 Marvin Phaup is Research Scholar and Professorial Lecturer at The George Washington University, where he teaches federal budget concepts and policy, conducts research, writes for publication and provides consulting services. From July 2009 through December 2010, he directed the Federal Budget Reform Initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts, whose objective is to improve federal policy by transforming the federal budget into a more relevant and useful source of fiscal information for decision makers and the public. Prior to joining the Trachtenberg School in 2007, he headed the Financial Studies/Budget Process group at CBO. His work has focused on analyses of federal financial policies and institutions and the implications for their budgetary treatment. He is Former Deputy Assistant Director, Congressional Budget Office,Research Scholar & Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University.


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