The Canaries in the Mine are Croaking! But We Can Still Save the Republic.
The canaries in the sovereign debt mine are about to keel over—both abroad and at home: Greece teeters on the verge of civil-social breakdown for incurring levels of sovereign debt relative to GDP that our nation increasingly mirrors (if you count ALL of the national debt, not just what is publicly-held). Closer to home, Puerto Rico has declared its intention to default on its sovereign debt. As these trends develop, the upward pressure on sovereign debt interest rates will b
The Team Grows Again!
The Team Grows Again! Welcome Compact for America Educational Foundation's New Legal & Legislative Assistant Geoff Hersch! Geoff Hersch recently completed his J.D. at Chapman University. His background includes a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Criminology from the University of Idaho and experience as a legislative intern in the U.S. House of Representatives, a law clerk with Legal Aid of Cambodia, a law clerk with the Orange County District Attorney in the Spec
Welcome Elisa Montealegre to the Team!
Welcome Elisa Montealegre to the Compact for America Team! Elisa recently graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Foreign Affairs and Latin American Studies. Her personal interests stem from her experience growing up in Nicaragua. Elisa co-founded Hermanas Unidas Rompiendo Fronteras, a mentoring program in Nicaragua that aims to optimize the leadership potential of young women. She is also a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow as well as a
America's Compact, Part Two: How Compacts Work
Most Americans, upon first learning about Compact for America’s Balanced Budget initiative, feel a sense of relief and hopefulness. When faced with the certainty, safety, and speed that America’s Compact for a Balanced Budget provides as a strong solution to our countries looming debt problems, conscientious Americans are curious about how interstate compacts work. In Part One of our America’s Compact blog series, we learned what an interstate compact is, and how prevalent th