What is the level of national debt?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 04, 2022

Dr. Perryman walks through the reasons the US has reached such a high level of debt. 

What would happen if the US defaulted on its debt?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 24, 2021

Dr. Perryman breaks down the potential impact and the role of the debt ceiling in general. 

How will the national debt change with the COVID‑19 pandemic?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 13, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains why the government will take on more debt to keep the economy's structure in place.

What can be done to address the continuing increases in the deficit and national debt?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 26, 2019

The Congressional Budget Office is out with some new budget estimates with continuing very large increases in the deficit and national debt. What to do about it? Dr. Perryman explains.

$30 Trillion!
Column Published in syndication February 09, 2022

The US national debt now tops $30,000,000,000,000. It's a whopping number which far exceeds gross domestic product (as it has for almost a decade). While it isn't a cause for panic, it's also not to be ignored.

Bigger than GDP
Column Published in syndication September 09, 2020

According to a new report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the amount of federal debt held by the public is projected to exceed gross domestic product (GDP) for the first time next year. This assessment is consistent with current and projected patterns and, thus, likely to occur.

$20,000,000,000,000!!
Column Published in syndication March 29, 2017

The US national debt has just topped $20 trillion. That's 20 million millions or $20,000,000,000,000. It's a large number, and people are (justifiably) concerned.