The clock ticks on the debt limit: Lessons from America's last debt ceiling crisis
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The U.S. debt limit clock is ticking.
A political stand-off in Washington on the U.S. debt limit is pushing the country perilously close to default.
In 2011, the country came within 72 hours of that happening.
Today, On Point: What’s the path forward? We hear lessons from America’s last debt ceiling crisis.
Claudia Grisales, congressional correspondent for NPR.
Jason Furman, Aetna professor of the practice of economic policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Spent eight years as a top economic advisor to President Barack Obama, including as deputy director of the National Economic Council during the 2011 debt ceiling negotiations.
Rohit Kumar, principal and co-leader of PwC’s National Tax Services practice. Former Domestic Policy Director and Deputy Chief of Staff for Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.
Laurence Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor Emeritus at Harvard Law School.
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