America's Roundtable

Fmr. Congressman and Economist — Dr. David Brat | The State of America's Economy | $28 Trillion National Debt | China’s Belt and Road Debt Trap Tops $385 Billion

October 2nd, 2021

Join America's Roundtable co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy for an in-depth conversation with Honorable David Brat, former U.S. Congressman (R-VA) and Dean, School of Business, Liberty University about the state of America's economy, the budget process and concerns raised about America's national debt at $28 trillion. The discussion also focuses on how China’s Belt and Road Initiative "has left scores of lower- and middle-income countries saddled with “hidden debts” totalling $385bn." Further reading: FT - ‘Hidden debt’ on China’s Belt and Road tops $385bn, says new study.

Dr. David Brat is dean of Liberty University's School of Business in Lynchburg, Virginia, and also serves on the International Leaders Summit’s executive advisory board. As a brilliant economist, he also served as the president of the Virginia Association of Economists and was a member of the Virginia Board of Accountancy.

As a member of Congress, Dr. David Brat served the Commonwealth of Virginia’s 7th district from 2014 to 2017. Dr. David Brat served on the House Budget Committee, and as a member of the House Freedom Caucus he led the charge in Congress for a more fiscally responsible budget process. He also served on the Education and Small Business Committees, and Chaired the subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access.

His knowledge base comes from years of experience in business, as an economic consultant with Arthur Andersen and the World Bank and more than 20 years of work in higher education teaching economics and ethics. He worked with the Senate side of the Virginia General Assembly for seven years. |

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