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Global Perspectives with Maya MacGuineas

Houston Branch

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, addresses how the U.S. can handle the growing burden of U.S. debt, the importance of human capital and how politics is impacting the national debt.

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About Maya MacGuineas

MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a bipartisan, nonprofit organization, as well as head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. Her areas of expertise include the budget, tax and economic policy.

MacGuineas testifies regularly before Congress and has published broadly. Once dubbed “an anti-deficit warrior” by the Wall Street Journal, MacGuineas served on the Washington Post editorial board, covering economic and fiscal policy.

MacGuineas has worked at the Brookings Institution and on Wall Street. As a political independent, she has advised numerous candidates for office from both parties and works regularly with members of Congress on health, economic, tax and budget policy.

MacGuineas graduated from Northwestern University, where she majored in economics and psychology, and she received a master's degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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