I.O.U.S.A: One Nation. Under Stress. In Debt

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 29, 2008 - Business & Economics - 266 pages
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I.O.U.S.A. will accompany a new feature-length documentary based on the writings of Agora's The Daily Reckoning. According to filmmaker Patrick Creadon, 'America's federal debt is $8.6 trillion and growing at a frightening rate. In addition, our major entitlement programs (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid) are dangerously unfunded. As a country, we are slowly spending ourselves to death.' I.O.U.S.A. also picks up where the best-selling Empire of Debt left off. It will feature stories about the people involved in making decisions about the four major deficits in the country (federal deficit, trade deficit, savings deficit, and leadership deficit). Interviews have already been conducted with Warren Buffet, Robert Rubin, Alice Rivlin, Pete Peterson, David Walker, Paul O'Neill, James Areddy, and Bill Bonner.

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The Fiscal Cancer
The Fiscal WakeUp Tour
The National Conversation
Bixby Goes to Washington
The Silver Tsunami
What Is a Budget Deficit?
The Federal Reserve
Money Supply and Inflation
The First Panacea
A Short Visit with the Maestro
The Road to Squanderville
Welcome to Thriftville
We Think They Sweat

The Concerned Youth of America
Is Anyone Listening?
The Committee to Save the World
What Were They Thinking?
The Real Pain
What Americans Bought and Lost
The Nuclear Option
Whats the Right Level of Government?
Washington Is Badly Broken
Wake Up America
The Mt Rushmore Curtain Call

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Addison Wiggin is the Executive Publisher of Agora Financial, an investment research firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. Agora publishes The Daily Reckoning, a financial newsletter with more than 500,000 readers in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia, and is translated daily into French, German, and Spanish (www.dailyreckoning.com). It has received praise from mainstream publications, including Money, New York Times Magazine, and MarketWatch.com. Mr. Wiggin is the coauthor with Bill Bonner of the international bestsellers Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt, and author of The Demise of the Dollar . . . And Why It′s Even Better for Your Investments. He is also the Executive Producer and a writer of the feature-length documentary film I.O.U.S.A., which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Kate Incontrera is the Managing Editor of The Daily Reckoning. Ms. Incontrera was also an associate producer and writer on the critically acclaimed documentary film I.O.U.S.A. Before joining Agora Financial in 2004, Ms. Incontrera studied writing at the University of Cambridge and Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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