Courtesy of a former student of Professor Gerard, Lawrence faculty and students have access to the Roubini website.  I encourage you, especially those of you interested in either international economics or macroeconomics, to pay regular visits to the site.  Recently, Nouriel Roubini – after whom the site is obviously named – penned a short opinion piece entitled “U.S. Fiscal Policy:  A Train Wreck Down the Line?” which lays out some fundamental questions that our political structure has failed to address.  Although next year’s Congress will have different interests than the current group, Roubini’s concerns (and mine too) still obtain.  Check it out.