A Conversation with Former Deputy Treasury Secretary Frank Newman

The Columbia Law Review


The Modern Money Network (MMN) 


How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the National Debt: 

A Conversation with 

Former Deputy Treasury Secretary Frank Newman

Led by Professor Graetz 

Thursday, October 3, 12:10 p.m. 

JG Room 104

Topic Summary:

A discussion of misconceptions regarding the national debt,

including why government debt is different from personal or household debt.


Frank Newman

Vice-Chairman of Asia, Global Strategic Associates


United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

Wells Fargo, Executive VP and CFO

Bank of America, VP and CFO

Bankers Trust, President & CEO

 Shenzhen Development Bank, CEO


Six Myths that Hold Back America (2011),

Freedom from National Debt (2012).


Michael Graetz, Wilbur H. Friedman Professor of Tax Law, Columbia Law School


Assistant to the Secretary, U.S. Treasury

Special Counsel, U.S. Treasury

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, U.S. Treasury