When Red Ink first appeared in 1985 it was hailed as a no-nonsense, down-to-earth guide to the complicated issue of the federal deficit. Red Ink II, completely rewritten and updated by economic policy expert Alfred J. Watkins, lays out in plain English how the deficit grew to current levels and what choices exist to bring it under control. Co-published with the Roosevelt Center for American Policy Studies.
Alfred J. Watkins, previously Senior Economist at the Roosevelt Center for American Policy Studies and an Economic Analyst for the congressional Joint Economic Committee, is now a consultant on a wide range of banking, finance, and international debt issues. He is the author of Till Debt Do Us Part, a book on the origin and implication of the international debt crisis published by UPA.