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Peterson, Peter G.

Overview
Works: 100 works in 283 publications in 4 languages and 8,782 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Television news programs  Television interviews  Filmed interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: HJ2051, 339.5230973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter G Peterson
Running on empty : how the Democratic and Republican Parties are bankrupting our future and what Americans can do about it by Peter G Peterson( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a look at the potentially devastating repercussions of the budget and foreign trade deficits, explaining how reckless tax cuts, out-of-control spending, and corrupt accounting in Congress may affect the future of America
Gray dawn : how the coming age wave will transform America--and the world by Peter G Peterson( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There's an iceerg dead ahead. It's called global aging, an it threatens to bankrupt the great powers. As the populations of the world's leading economies age and shrink, we will face unprecedented political, economic, and moral challenges. But we are woefully unprepared. Now is the time to ring the alarm bell ..."
Will America grow up before it grows old? : how the coming social security crisis threatens you, your family, and your country by Peter G Peterson( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this short, powerful book, Peter G. Peterson, one of America's top investment bankers and a leading critic of our entitlement policy, spells out in the clearest possible language, with unmistakable numbers and easy-to-read charts, the disaster that lies ahead if we continue to ignore our low savings rate, our ballooning federal deficit, and our enormous unfunded and unsustainable commitments to retirees. Peterson reveals what politicians are afraid to admit: trillions of dollars of promised Social Security and Medicare benefits for which no funds have been provided. Shattering the myths surrounding this subject with hard facts and eye-opening views of the future, Peterson gives the most comprehensive and candid plan for a gradual, humane, fair, and realistic answer to the greatest challenge of the next century: transforming our political, economic, cultural, and social assumptions to adapt to the realities of the graying of America
Facing up : how to rescue the economy from crushing debt and restore the American dream by Peter G Peterson( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young, the future, and the promise of increased opportunity for all; without rigorous cost-controlling reforms, health care will continue to be the "Pac-Man" of GNP eating up ever-larger resources as baby boomers age and more people live into their eighties and nineties. The Reaganomic approach to deficit reduction was doomed because of its reliance on curtailing benefits to the poor. The Clinton approach is flawed because of its reliance on soaking the rich
On borrowed time : how the growth in entitlement spending threatens America's future by Peter G Peterson( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Entitlements represent one of the largest and fastest-growing portions of the federal budget. They are regarded as sacrosanct by lawmakers, yet many people see them as one of the greatest threats to the American Dream. This volume argues that by sacrificing the future in order to pay ever-larger federal benefits through programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and federal pensions, entitlement spending has become a crushing burden to American workers. Peterson and Howe destroy myths surrounding entitlement spending. They show that the bulk of it does not go to the poor. The majority of the elderly are not needy and dependent. Entitlement programs, not defense spending, consume the largest share of the federal budget. In short, we cannot balance the budget without reducing entitlement spending. In a country that demands critical investments--improving public education, alleviating poverty, increasing professional opportunity--growth in entitlement spending is unaffordable. On Borrowed Time is an important and timely book that will be mandatory reading for policymakers, politicians, economists, and a general public concerned with its financial future."--Provided by publisher
Finding America's voice : a strategy for reinvigorating U.S. public diplomacy : report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations by Peter G Peterson( )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's opinion of the United States and of U.S. policy has plummeted in the wake of the war in Iraq. The resulting widespread anger, fear, and mistrust, warns this timely report of the independent Task Force on Public Diplomacy, are creating immediate and long-term problems for the United States that must be addressed
Safeguarding prosperity in a global financial system : the future international financial architecture : report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations by Morris Goldstein( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored report." Includes bibliographical references
The United States in the changing world economy by Peter G Peterson( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steering clear : how to avoid a debt crisis and secure our economic future by Peter G Peterson( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Despite clear danger and explicit warnings, the United States of America-distracted by short-term challenges and its own political dysfunction-is steaming toward its own collision, one with long-term debt." Philanthropist, businessman, and former secretary of commerce Peter G. Peterson argues that we can no longer ignore the long-term debt challenges facing our country, because our economic future depends on it. The gross federal debt now exceeds $17 trillion and it is expected to rise rapidly in the decades to come. If the growing gap between projected spending and revenues continues to widen, our federal debt is projected to soar to the highest levels in our nation's history-more than four times its average over the past forty years. This growing debt and the associated interest costs divert resources away from important public and private investments that are critical to our global competitiveness, threatening our future economy. Peterson has made it his life's work to bring awareness to America's key economic and fiscal challenges. He makes clear that if we continue to ignore America's long-term debt, we will diminish economic opportunities for future generations, weaken our ability to protect the most vulnerable, and undermine the competitive strength of our businesses globally. The drama-filled, economically damaging budget battles of the last few years have focused almost entirely on the short term-putting aside the more difficult, but much more important, long-term issues. Peterson offers nonpartisan analysis of our economic challenges and a robust set of options for solving our long-term debt problems. He looks at the impact of aging baby boomers, growing healthcare costs, outdated military spending, a flawed tax code, and our divided political system. And he offers hopeful, durable, and achievable solutions for improving our fiscal outlook through a mix of progrowth reform options that would reduce government spending and increase revenue, and could be phased in gradually in the years to come. There's still time to restore the United States as a land of opportunity. Peterson's diagnosis and recommendations can help us confront our fiscal reality, address our long-term debt, and steer the country safely toward a more secure and dynamic economic future"--
Economic nationalism and international interdependence : the global costs of national choices by Peter G Peterson( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S.-Soviet commercial relationships in a new era by Peter G Peterson( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Brown's Journal. end of the American dream?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1993 episode of Tony Brown's Journal, featuring Peter G. Peterson, discusses the United States debt problem
PBS NewsHour( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This segment of the PBS NewsHour features three CEOs who discuss their culpability in recent corporate and accounting scandals
Facing up : paying our nation's debt and saving our children's future by Peter G Peterson( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deficits, debts, and demographics : three fundamentals affecting our long-term economic future by Peter G Peterson( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Brown's journal( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1996 episode of Tony Brown's Journal is a discussion about entitlement reform with banker and author Peter G. Peterson
Foundations, private giving, and public policy : report and recommendations of the Commission on Foundations and Private Philanthropy by Commission on Foundations and Private Philanthropy( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lao nian chao : ren kou lao hua de lang chao, jiang ru he gai bian wo men de shi jie by Peter G Peterson( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhu yao jie shao ren kou lao hua de lang chao, jiang ru he gai bian wo men de shi jie
The United States in the changing world economy by Peter G Peterson( Book )

in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Peter G. Petersen, chairman of the Blackstone Group, William Gray, chairman of the Budget Committee, and senator Phil Gramm discuss the state of the economy
 
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Running on empty : how the Democratic and Republican Parties are bankrupting our future and what Americans can do about it
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Gray dawn : how the coming age wave will transform America--and the worldWill America grow up before it grows old? : how the coming social security crisis threatens you, your family, and your countryFacing up : how to rescue the economy from crushing debt and restore the American dreamOn borrowed time : how the growth in entitlement spending threatens America's futureFinding America's voice : a strategy for reinvigorating U.S. public diplomacy : report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign RelationsSafeguarding prosperity in a global financial system : the future international financial architecture : report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign RelationsFacing up : paying our nation's debt and saving our children's future
Alternative Names
Peter George Peterson Amerikaans ondernemer

Peter George Peterson amerikansk politiker

Peter George Peterson imprenditore, politico e banchiere statunitense

Peter George Peterson US-amerikanesche Politiker

Peter George Peterson US-amerikanischer Unternehmer, Politiker und Manager

Peterson, Peter G.

Peterson, Peter George.

Πήτερ Τζωρτζ Πήτερσον Αμερικανός επιχειρηματίας

Питер Петерсон

بيتر جورج بيترسون سياسي أمريكي

پیتر جورج پیترسون

ピーター・G・ピーターソン

ピーターソン, ピーター・G

彼得·喬治·彼得森

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