2011 Plenary 4: 问题是经济,笨蛋。 (It’s the Economy, Dumb Eggs)

Sound familiar? Participants brought a new perspective to this urgent issue, discussing the financial meltdown in Europe, the debt crisis, and how these events are affecting global markets and our security. The timing of this discussion is especially relevant, occurring just days before the U.S. Congress’ “Super Committee” deadline for voting on $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions. A failure to meet the deadline could trigger massive spending cuts across the board.