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Our Nation’s History with Debt: Former Mayor Bill White Discusses His Book

Former Houston Mayor Bill White discusses his book, America’s Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse. The book discusses the different times in our nation’s history when our national debt spiked, how those spikes in debt were handled, how things are being done differently today, and what that could all mean for our future. White served as […]

AmericasFiscalConstitution-3dLeft1Former Houston Mayor Bill White discusses his book, America’s Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse.

The book discusses the different times in our nation’s history when our national debt spiked, how those spikes in debt were handled, how things are being done differently today, and what that could all mean for our future.

White served as mayor from 2004 to 2010.

(This segment originally aired April 3, 2014)

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